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China Dominant Source of Fake Military Components- WTF?

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 21, 2012


Ok, we all know that China is the source of Buckstar, and IPrones etc, but konck off military hardware?

So my question is WTF are we even sourcing military componenets from the country known as the biggest supplier of trash in the world? Do we really wish that our brothers and sisters die in wars all becuase of some ten dollar component outsourced to China failed?

Excerpt

“China’s government has failed to curb manufacturing of counterfeit military electronic parts by Chinese companies that are the “dominant source” of fakes in the U.S. defense supply chain, a Senate investigation found.
The U.S. Air Force suspended in January a Shenzhen, China- based company from supplying parts to U.S. contractors after it sold about 84,000 suspect components, many of them installed on U.S. aircraft, according to an example cited in the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee report released yesterday.

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http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-05-21/china-top-source-of-counterfeit-u-dot-s-dot-military-electronics

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