Thursday, June 28, 2012

United Technologies aided China's military helicopter

http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/06/28/usa-china-helicopters-idINL2E8HS8YN20120628
WASHINGTON, June 28 | Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:19pm IST (Reuters) - United Technologies Corp and two of its subsidiaries sold China software enabling Chinese authorities to develop and produce their first modern military attack helicopter, U.S. 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 U.S. 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 U.S. export control law and making false statements.

The charges were in connection with the export to China of U.S.-origin military software used in Pratt & Whitney Canada engines, which was used to test and develop China's Z-10 helicopter. Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Photo of the day: Z-10 driver's new helmet

IHADSS (Integrated Helmet and Display Sight System) for LH drivers.  Why not?  might as well.


1 comment:

Asha Merz said...

POGO (Project On Government Oversight) just released a detailed article on this issue. It exposes documents pertaining to this topic and is worth reading. Check it out at:
http://pogoblog.typepad.com/pogo/2012/06/documents-detail-united-technologies-75-billion-settlement-in-china-export-case.html