The U.S.-based company Honeywell has sent technical pressures to China for the production of casting and finished parts for aircraft, gas turbine engines, and military electronics, according to the U.S. State Department. Described as “drawings that harm U.S. national security,” the prints included parts designs for F-22, F-35, B-1B aircraft, and CTS800 helicopter engines.
Honeywell was also accused of sending such drawings to Canada, Ireland, Mexico, and Taiwan without government approval. The ministry said the violations, which it claimed occurred between 2011 and 2015 and in 2018, occurred when parts suppliers were asked for quotes.
Honeywell’s officials defended themselves, saying, “The designs were accidentally shared during meetings.” The company will pay $13 million for export violations.