Honeywell fined millions of dollars for alleged violations of ITAR export control regulations in China deals

May 20, 2021
Honeywell ultimately identified 71 ITAR-controlled drawings that between July 2011 and October 2015 it had exported without authorization.

WASHINGTON – The U.S. government and defense contractor Honeywell have reached a settlement over alleged violations of portions of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA)and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). The Drive reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

20 May 2021 -- The matter had to do with Honeywell's alleged unauthorized export of dozens of technical drawings relating to components of various aircraft, missiles, and tanks to countries including China.

American officials contend that some of the disclosures of alleged ITAR violations harmed national security, something that Honeywell denies. Allegedly compromised weapon systems include the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the F-22 Raptor stealth fighter, the B-1B bomber, the Tomahawk cruise missile, and the M1A1 Abrams main battle tank.

The U.S. State Department announced the deal, in which Honeywell agreed to pay $13 million in civil penalties. Of that amount, $5 million was suspended on the condition that the Honeywell put it toward "remedial compliance measures."

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John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics

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