United Technologies

Black Hawk maker faces $283m bill

Manufacturer United Technologies will pay the US Department of Defense $283m (£152m) after a probe into its handing of contracts over 20 years.

The US company’s Pratt & Witney jet engine unit is settling a claim for work over-charged through its accounting system.

United said the bill was larger than anticipated, but would have little impact on its 2006 financial results