Inquiry Into Counterfeit Electronic Parts in the Department of Defense Supply Chain

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Abstract:According to this report by the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, a flood of counterfeit electronic parts from China threatens the reliability of sophisticated defense technologies from thermal weapon sights to advanced missile systems and from aircraft to submarines. The committee found more than 1,800 cases of counterfeit parts in defense systems. According to the committee, "much of the material used to make counterfeit electronic parts is electronic waste, or e-waste, shipped from the United States and the rest of the world to China." (PDF Format; Length: 112 pages)

URL: http://www.armed-services.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Counterfeit-Electronic-Parts.pdf

Source: US Senate Committee on Armed Services

Resource Type: Article/report

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