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Pratt & Whitney Canada fined for exporting military software to China

Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. is among three United Technologies companies that will pay a combined $75 million US for illegally exporting military software to China.

Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. is among three United Technologies companies that will pay a combined $75 million US for illegally exporting military software to China.

The Quebec-based subsidiary has pleaded guilty to three counts of violating the U.S. Arms Export Control Act and making false statements in connection with the export of software used in the development of China's first modern military attack helicopter.

The U.S. government says in a news release that Pratt, along with Connecticut-based defence contractor UTC and U.S.-based subsidiary Hamilton Sundstrand Corp. have agreed to pay more than $75 million US as part of a global settlement.

In addition to paying the fine, the companies must retain an independent monitor for the next two years to assess their compliance with export laws.

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