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United Technologies fined over Chinese Z-10 attack helicopter

29th June 2012 - 14:36 GMT | by Tony Osborne in London

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United Technologies (UT) is to pay more than $75 million in fines after pleading guilty helping China develop the Z-10 attack helicopter.

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) says the company, through its subsidiaries Pratt & Whitney Canada (PWC) and Hamilton Sundstrand (HSC), had violated the Arms Export Control Act and made false statements in connection with the illegal export to China of US-origin military software which went on to be used to develop the Z-10.

The settlement, finalised by a court in Bridgeport, Connecticut, sees $20 million paid to the DoJ while the remaining $55 million will be paid

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Tony was deputy editor of Defence Helicopter and Rotorhub magazines before joining Aviation Week in …

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