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Space Launch Information Transfer to China (Arms Export Violation)
Date: 06/13/2000 (Date of Settlement)
Misconduct Type: Import/Export
Enforcement Agency: State Dept.
Contracting Party: International
Court Type: Administrative
Disposition: Administrative Agreement
Synopsis: The U.S. State Department charged Lockheed Martin (formerly Martin Marietta Astro Space) with violating the Arms Export Control Act and the International Traffic in Arms Regulation when it provided technical assistance to Chinese space launch vehicle firms in 1994. Lockheed settled the case, agreeing to pay a civil penalty of $13 million ($5 million of which was suspended but applied toward the cost of remedial compliance measures).