Senate Committee Finds Counterfeit Parts Used in Military

A recent report released by the Senate Armed Services Committee reveals that counterfeit components have in fact been used in military vehicles and aircraft.  The report is a result of a 14-month investigation into the use of counterfeit electronic components in the military.

As part of the investigation, a database was complied with 1,800 cases of counterfeiting involving over one million parts. In over 70% of the cases cited in the report, the parts came directly from China. In many remaining cases, the components were purchased from a company based elsewhere, but the parts themselves originated in China.

This Senate report once again illustrates the need for rigorous professional testing to ensure that all parts are genuine and meet their specifications. NJMET offers a full menu of counterfeit component testing under its Mission Imposter® Counterfeit Detection Program.  For more information, see our website: http://www.njmetmtl.com/mission.aspx

For more information on the Senate Armed Services Committee report, see this Bloomberg News report: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-05-21/china-top-source-of-counterfeit-u-s-military-electronics.html

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Author: josephfedericonj

Joseph Federico is Vice President and Director of Operations for NJ MET, Inc., located in Clifton, NJ. He speaks world-wide on current issues in Electronic Component Testing. Among his responsibilities at NJMET, Inc. is heading up its charity programs.

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