China denies using stolen US copter technology

July 26, 2012

(AP) — Allegations that China used stolen U.S. technology to develop a modern military attack helicopter were "severe deviations" from the facts, the Chinese Defense Ministry said Thursday.

A division of United Technologies Corp. pleaded guilty in Bridgeport, Connecticut, in June to crimes related to the illegal of software that U.S. officials said was used by to develop the helicopter. The United States has barred the export of defense articles to China since 1989.

The Defense Ministry said in a website posting that it relied solely on homegrown know-how in developing and manufacturing the helicopter, including its engine.

U.S. attorneys said the subsidiary — Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. — violated the embargo when it exported controlled to China, knowing it would be used to develop a military attack helicopter.

PWC, another subsidiary, and UTC agreed to pay more than $75 million in fines in connection with the export violations and for providing misleading information to the U.S. government.

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