UPDATE 1-Austria hands findings on 2003 Eurofighter purchase to U.S. govt

* Documents handed over around two months ago

* Defence ministry says offset deals violated laws

* Airbus ordered to pay up to settle separate German probe (Adds details of investigation)

VIENNA, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Austria has handed over its findings on suspect money flows related to its 2003 purchase of Airbus Eurofighter jets to international bodies including the U.S. Department of Justice, the Austrian defence ministry said on Monday.

The ministry said it had handed over the documents around two months ago.

"Foreign authorities were informed about the results of the defence ministry's investigation in the context of the international fight against corruption. The Department of Justice has also been informed," it said.

Prosecutors in Austria are investigating allegations of fraud against Airbus and the Eurofighter consortium based on earlier complaints from the defence ministry. Austria is seeking up to 1.1 billion euros ($1.4 billion) in compensation.

Airbus and the consortium, which includes Britain's BAE Systems and Italy's Leonardo, have rejected the accusations as politically motivated and have threatened legal action over the claims.

A task force created in 2012 to review so-called offset deals - contracts which were meant to provide work for local businesses to allow them to benefit from the order - found evidence that national and international law had been violated in connection with those deals, the defence ministry said, without giving any further details of its findings.

Prosecutors in Germany separately investigated whether Airbus paid bribes to win the $2 billion contract. Airbus denies having done so.

On Friday, German prosecutors ordered Airbus to pay 81 million euros to settle the German investigation. The prosecutors said they did not find evidence of bribery but that Airbus had been unable to account for more than 100 million euros in payments to two shell companies.

Austria's former defence minister had said it would end the current Eurofighter programme early because it was too expensive, though a newspaper report last month said Airbus was planning to offer incentives to encourage the country's new government to keep using the jets. ($1 = 0.8149 euros) (Reporting by Kirsti Knolle; Writing by Georgina Prodhan; Editing by Victoria Bryan and David Holmes)