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China's government is refusing to assist Senate investigators probing Chinese firms that are selling counterfeit parts that have been found in high-tech U.S. weapons systems, the leaders of the Senate Armed Services Committee said Tuesday.
Committee Chairman Carl Levin, Michigan Democrat, and Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, told reporters that a panel investigation revealed that U.S. defense contractors and government agencies traced the sources of most fake defense parts to Shenzhen, in Guangdong province near Hong Kong.
China has rejected requests for committee staff to visit Sh
A report by the Government Accountability Office published in March 2010 stated that the global supplier network used by the Pentagon provides 4 million parts worth $94 billion.
“Counterfeit parts have the potential to cause a serious disruption to DoD supply chains, delay ongoing missions, and even affect the integrity of weapon systems,” the report said.
Originally posted by panglb
presidents, vice, senators and etc... they are all the same who bankrupts the country. XD
Originally posted by Aloysius the Gaul
reply to post by Intelearthling
The reason for "counterfeit parts" is probably the same as it is in aircraft - money and profit for the suppliers.
they can buy non certified parts cheap - because certification adds quite a cost - make false documents for them and then sell them at the higher price of certified parts.