US imaging specialist FLIR Systems is to pay civil penalties of USD30 million to the US government under a settlement over violations of the country's Arms Export Control Act and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the US State Department announced on 25 April.
Half of the penalty has been suspended and will be used by the company to implement State Department-approved compliance and training measures. FLIR will also hire an external official to oversee the compliance measures agreed under a consent agreement with the State Department.
The allegations against FLIR amounted to 347 violations of regulations and date back to 2008.
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