Honeywell Pays $13M Fine Over F-35 Data Transfers To China

By Alyssa Aquino (May 4, 2021, 5:17 PM EDT) -- Defense firm Honeywell agreed to a $13 million fine to resolve claims that it illegally exported technical data for the F-35 joint strike fighter and other military systems to China, according to the U.S. Department of State.

Honeywell International Inc. will pay the civil penalty, audit its export controls compliance program and hire an external officer to monitor its adherence to the three-year consent decree to resolve 34 alleged violations of the Arms Export Control Act and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, the State Department said Monday.

Honeywell self-reported the incidents and cooperated with the government's investigation, so "for these...

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