Increase in Fake Parts Purchased by US Military Between 2005 to 2008

in Counterfeit Goods

According to a statement by U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, the number of counterfeit electronics used by the military increased by 250 percent between 2005 and 2008.

In 2010, the United States Navy alone purchased 59,000 counterfeit microchips for missiles, transponders and other military equipment that originated from China.

Source: “SCHUMER: COUNTERFEITING OF MILITARY TECHNOLOGY IS PUTTING TROOPS LIVES AT RISK AND COULD THREATEN SYRACUSE COMPANIES LIKE LOCKHEED, SRC, SENSIS, & C SPEED – SCHUMER PUSHES LEGISLATION TO CRACKDOWN ON MAKERS OF FAKE MILITARY PARTS,” U.S. Sentate, July 25, 2011.

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