United Technologies aided China's military helicopter

June 29, 2012 01:34

WASHINGTON - United Technologies Corp and two of its subsidiaries sold China software enabling Chinese authorities to develop and produce their first modern military attack helicopter, US authorities said on Thursday.

At a federal court hearing in Bridgeport, Connecticut, United Technologies and its two subsidiaries, Pratt & Whitney Canada and Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation, agreed to pay more than $75 million to the US government to settle criminal and administrative charges related to the sales.

As part of the settlement, Pratt & Whitney Canada agreed to plead guilty to two federal criminal charges - violating a US export control law and making false statements.

The charges were in connection with the export to China of US-origin military software used in Pratt & Whitney Canada engines, which was used to test and develop China's Z-10 helicopter.

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