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US weapons 'full of fake Chinese parts' No fortune cookies
11-09-2011, 09:37 PM #1
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Quote:Thousands of United States' warplanes, ships and missiles contain fake electronic components from China, leaving them open to malfunction, according to a US Senate committee.

The US Senate Armed Services Committee said its researchers had uncovered 1,800 cases in which the Pentagon had been sold electronics that may be counterfeit.

In total, the committee said it had found more than a million fake parts had made their way into warplanes such as the Boeing C-17 transport jet and the Lockheed Martin C-130J "Super Hercules".

It also found fake components in Boeing's CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter and the Theatre High-Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) missile defence system.

"A million parts is surely a huge number. But I want to repeat this: we have only looked at a portion of the defence supply chain. So those 1,800 cases are just the tip of the iceberg," said Senator Carl Levin.

In around seven in 10 cases, the fake parts originated in China, while investigators traced another 20 per cent of cases to the United Kingdom and Canada, known resale points for Chinese counterfeits.
For a moment the idea that Brits along with their commonwealth brethren were helping to sabotage Yank military technology.

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Quote: In the southern Chinese province of Guangdong, counterfeit microchips are often smuggled out of factories, or burned off old computer circuit boards before having their identifying marks sanded off and repainted as new.

In Chinese bazaars, "military grade" microchips are openly advertised, although these chips are often commercial chips that have been modified and relabelled.

Military grade chips are designed to withstand far greater extremes of temperature and humidity, and there are fears that the fake Chinese parts could suddenly fail...Telegraph



In other News the biggest military force on the planet is being equipped by its biggest competitor.

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11-09-2011, 09:46 PM #2
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This is the result of moving all manufacturing jobs overseas. Bush and Obamalamaspitball got paid to do it, and now the military is paying for it.

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11-09-2011, 09:49 PM #3
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For some reason that reminds me of a story an old WWII vet told me. He said that the Japanese used to have hand grenades that had a button they would hit against their helmets to activate rather pull a pin. He said they had stumbled across a hidden munitions bunker that had several cases of these grenades. Rather than destroy the bunker, they decided to remove the delay mechanisms from the grenades and close the bunker up as if they had never been there...


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What a headache it must have been for the Japs to figure out what was going on!


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Politicians hide themselves away
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11-09-2011, 09:53 PM #4
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Pretty crafty! cheers.gif Good stuff, never heard that before.

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11-09-2011, 10:25 PM #5
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I bet it was a hell of a surprise for the Japanese.


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11-10-2011, 11:02 AM #6
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(11-09-2011, 09:46 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  This is the result of moving all manufacturing jobs overseas. Bush and Obamalamaspitball got paid to do it, and now the military is paying for it.
exactly, what's wrong with having Americans build/ make these parts? nothing! this would be a big help in putting Americans back to work in my opinion cheers.gif




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