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Children: I pledge allegiance to Americaʼs debt, and to the Chinese government that lends us money. And to the interest, for which we pay, compoundable, with higher taxes and lower pay until the day we die.
Not necessarily. Iran wants to enter the profitable market of weapons sales to foreign countries.
Originally posted by pheonix358
This is the problem that the USA has created. They forced Iran to develop her own weapon manufacturing sector. Now these cannot be turned off!
Honestly, this is crazy. If China did decide to attack it would be like Battle Star Galactica when the cylons attacked and wiped out humanity.
Originally posted by proteus33
this is what happens when a country stops building and let dumb elected officials tell you to switch to a service based economy lets thank all the presidents since the 70s
China-made US military chip
Originally posted by Aim64C
reply to post by BIHOTZ
No, not really.
The military uses a lot of different chips for a lot of different things. I would imagine that the impact this security vulnerability has on the operational capability of a weapons system is relatively low. They are likely used in the five hundred pieces of support equipment used for every two weapons systems (like an aircraft) in existence.
I don't think they would be using foreign made chips in mission-critical systems.
Only 271 reports of suspect counterfeit parts were filed with the program in the 2009-2010 period that the Armed Services Committee examined.
China was the source for 70 per cent of the more than 100 incidents of bogus equipment the committee traced back through the supply chain, followed by Britain and Canada, the Senate panel concluded.
The failure of a single electronic part can leave a soldier, sailor, airman or Marine vulnerable at the worst possible time, the report said.
Originally posted by Hellhound604
reading the original article, here, all I can say is that as usual, it has been blown out of context. The JTAG port they found that contains vulnerabilities, is an engineering/testing port. It cannot be used to hijack equipment making use of the specific series of chips. All it means, is that, in case some of the hardware using those chips fall in enemy hands, there is a possibility that the code can be read back from the device. (that sort of hacking using the JTAG port has been going on for many years).
Secondly, it is a standard chip, i.e. used all over, and not only in military equipment. When a chip is military certified, it just means it has a wider temperature operating range, same as chips certified for automotive uses, or for avionic use.
Commercial temperature range is 0 - +70 degrees Centigrade.
Military temperature range is -55 - +125 degrees Centigrade. (257F)
edit on 29/5/2012 by Hellhound604 because: (no reason given)