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Contractor Admits Giving Illegal Aid To Chinese Military Helicopter Development

June 29 2012


A defense contractor in Connecticut has pleaded guilty to illegally exporting military software to help China develop an attack helicopter, the New York Times reports.

As part of a settlement with the Justice and State Depts., Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. and Hamilton Sundstrand Corp., a U.S. subsidiary of United Technologies, were fined more than $75 million for making false statements to federal authorities.

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