China obtains technical drawings of U.S. jet fighters; Honeywell vows to take steps for no repeat incidents

June 4, 2021
Honeywell acknowledged the serious nature of the alleged violations, and instituted several compliance program improvements.

WASHINGTON – the U.S. State Department has announced a $13 million administrative settlement with Honeywell International Inc. following allegations that the American defense contractor illegally had exported technical drawings of parts for aircraft including Lockheed Martin’s F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II jet fighters. reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

3 June 2021 -- Honeywell acknowledged the allegations with the caveat that the technology was already “commercially available throughout the world. No detailed manufacturing or engineering expertise was shared.”

Honeywell has said it has taken the steps necessary to ensure that there will be no further incidents similar to the one involving the jet fighters.

“Since Honeywell voluntarily self-reported these disclosures, we have taken several actions to ensure there are no repeat incidents,” the company said in a statement. “These actions included enhancing export security, investing in additional compliance personnel, and increasing compliance training.”

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