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UTC, Subsidiaries To Pay $75 Million Fine In China Technology Sale

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Model of Chinese Z-10 helicopter (Peter MacdiE

Model of Chinese Z-10 helicopter (Peter MacdiE

United Technologies Corporation subsidiary Pratt & Whitney Canada has pleaded guilty to criminal charges in a case involving China’s development of a new attack helicopter.  Federal officials say Pratt & Whitney Canada, plus UTC itself and Hamilton Sundstrand agreed to pay a $75 million fine as a result of the investigation.

More than $20 million of the money will be paid to the Justice Department,  the remaining $55 million,  to the U.S. State Department.

The government says the company violated the Arms Control Export Act and made false statements regarding its export to  China of military software  developed in this country which the Chinese were able to use to develop their Z-10 military attack helicopter.

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