Honeywell reaches settlement over unauthorized exports of military tech data, including of B-1B Lancer

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of State has reached a settlement agreement with Honeywell over alleged violations of the Arms Export Control Act and International Traffic in Arms Regulations.

The suit alleged that Honeywell exported technical data containing engineering prints showing dimensions and layouts for manufacturing castings and finished parts for multiple aircraft, gas turbine engines, and military electronics to Canada, Ireland, Mexico, China, and Taiwan.

These prints detailed the B-1B Lancer Long Range Strategic Bomber, F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, F-22 Fighter Aircraft, C-130 Military Transport Aircraft, Apache Longbow Helicopter, M1A1 Abrams Tank, and Tactical Tomahawk Missiles, among others.

The U.S. Government reviewed copies of the exported drawings and determined that those exports harmed U.S. national security. Certain violations also involved export of data classified as “significant military equipment.”

Under the terms of the 36-month Consent Agreement, Honeywell will pay a thirteen-million-dollar civil penalty, engage an external Special Compliance Officer, and conduct an external audit of its compliance program. Additional compliance measures will be implemented over the duration of the agreement.

Honeywell will not be administratively debarred because they voluntarily disclosed the alleged violations, acknowledged the serious nature of those violations, cooperated with the Dept. of State’s review and instituted a number of compliance program improvements over that time.

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