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US co exported software used in Chinese helicopter

US co exported software used in Chinese helicopter

United Technologies Corp. has agreed to pay a $75 million fine for illegally exporting software to China that was used in the development of the country's first modern military attack helicopter.
A United Technologies subsidiary, Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp., pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court in Bridgeport, Connecticut, to violating the Arms Export Control Act and making false statements in connection with the export of military software developed in the U.S.
That division agreed to pay the fine along with Hartford, Conn.-based UTC and a U.S.-based aviation subsidiary, Hamilton Sundstrand. The settlement was reached with the U.S. Justice Department and the U.S. State Department.
An attorney for the company said it deeply regrets the violations.