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Slap On The Wrist: Honeywell Fined For Sharing F-35, Other Secrets To China

• https://www.zerohedge.com, Via South Front

The settlement is over allegations it exported technical drawings of parts for the F-35 fighters and other weapons platforms to China, Taiwan, Canada and Ireland, according to the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs' charging document.

"Honeywell voluntarily disclosed to the Department the alleged violations that are resolved under this settlement.  Honeywell also acknowledged the serious nature of the alleged violations, cooperated with the Department's review, and instituted a number of compliance program improvements during the course of the Department's review.  For these reasons, the Department has determined that it is not appropriate to administratively debar Honeywell at this time."

The State Department alleged some of the transmissions harmed national security, which Honeywell acknowledges with the caveat that the technology involved "is commercially available throughout the world. No detailed manufacturing or engineering expertise was shared."

Overall, the materials pertained to the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the B-1B Lancer long-range strategic bomber, the F-22 fighter, the C-130 transport aircraft, the A-7H Corsair aircraft, the A-10 Warthog aircraft, the Apache Longbow helicopter, the M1A1 Abrams tank, the tactical Tomahawk missile; the F/A-18 Hornet fighter, and the F135, F414, T55 and CTS800 turboshaft engines.

Honeywell would only pay its fine, essentially, and keep working for the US government, because it voluntarily admitted to violating national security.


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