Honeywell was fined $13 million for sharing technical drawings with China. These drawings include the F-35, F-22, and the B-1 bomber among others. But the Biden administration let them off lightly because Honeywell self-reported.
Hunter Biden is reportedly under investigation over his corrupt business dealings with China where he was given a billion-dollar infusion from the Chinese Communist Party.
EurAsian Times reported:
US aerospace & engineering company Honeywell has been fined $13 million by the State Department for allegedly leaking technical details of major military equipment such as F-35 Lightning II, F-22 Raptor, B-1 Bomber to China and other countries.
The company has been accused of violating the Arms Export Control Act (AECA), and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).
Honeywell was found to be indulged in unauthorized “exports and retransfers of ITAR-controlled technical data that contained engineering prints showing dimensions, geometries, and layouts for manufacturing castings and finished parts for multiple aircraft, gas turbine engines, and military electronics to and/or within Canada, Ireland, Mexico, the People’s Republic of China, and Taiwan,” according to the US Government.
In the claimed “settlement”, the company is required to pay $13 million in civil penalties and other things, $5 million of which was immediately suspended on the condition that Honeywell used it towards “remedial compliance measures”.
The US government, however, chose to be a little lenient with the company as it ‘voluntarily’ disclosed the violations to the state department.