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Fake Chinese Parts On US Military Aircraft  
User currently offlinechuchoteur From France, joined Sep 2006, 763 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 6447 times:

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/fake-chines...rts-found-us-planes-103012001.html

More than a million fake electronic parts from China have been found in US military aircraft, posing a risk to national security, an investigation has revealed.

A report by the US Senate uncovered 1,800 cases of bogus parts - including some in special operations helicopters and the US Air Force's largest cargo plane.

The total number of individual components involved in these cases exceeded one million, the Committee on Armed Services publication said.

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User currently offlineGST From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 930 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 6362 times:

I was also surprised to find out that the next biggest sources of counterfeit parts was the UK and Canada. China I can kinda imagine these being made without the authorities caring, but I am surprised such high tech parts can be made and slip into the official supply chains here.

User currently offlineebj1248650 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1932 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 6079 times:

When you use the word "fake" are you saying these parts don't work or that they're illegal copies but they do work? "Fake" implies they don't work and weren't even designed to work but were made to look like the real McCoy.


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User currently offlinemoo From Falkland Islands, joined May 2007, 3924 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 6066 times:

Quoting ebj1248650 (Reply 2):

When you use the word "fake" are you saying these parts don't work or that they're illegal copies but they do work? "Fake" implies they don't work and weren't even designed to work but were made to look like the real McCoy

In this context, "fake" means parts that have been made to replace certified components, but haven't themselves undergone certification - so they may work, they may not, they might not be the correct grade of material, have the same strengths or the same heritage as certified parts.


User currently offlineebj1248650 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1932 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 5671 times:

Thanks for the clarification!


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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12136 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (2 years 3 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5270 times:

This goes back to the vendor who is gathering the parts for the military not fully checking where the parts come from. They may also be buying the parts directly as parts made in China costs a lot less, so they can increase their profits.

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