The military is not buying these fake chips intentionally, but because of budget constraints they are forced to buy from the cheapest source. That opens them up to the possibility of fake or damaged goods being supplied, which turns out to be exactly what is happening. Read more on this incredibly infuriating story at The Inquirer.
“US WARPLANES, ships and communications networks have become vulnerable thanks to fake microchips flooding into the western world from China.
Use of these fraudulent chips could be the cause of equipment failure which, depending on the equipment, could be fatal.
The worst affected companies include Boeing Satallite Systems, Raytheon Missile Systems, Northrop Grumman Navigation Systems, BAE, and Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control.”
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