原文标题：’Made in China’ syndrome plagues US, India militaries
Over a million Chinese counterfeit electronics parts are being used in American military hardware, a key Senate Committee has warned, raising the possibilities that some of these fake parts may have been used in military jets which have been sold to India.
After a year long probe, the Senate Armed Services Committee said in a report that it had uncovered 1800 cases of fake parts used in military hardware mostly helicopters and aircraft.
The report highlighted that counterfeit parts may have been used in SH-60B helicopters used by Navy SEALS, C-130J and C-27J cargo planes and in the navy’s P8A Poseidon’s’.
The report could be alarming for India as it has purchased C-130J transport aircraft for the air force and P8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft for the Navy, in direct military-to-military sales.
However, it was not clear from the report whether hardware sold to India had any counterfeit products made in China.
More than 70 per cent of an estimated one million suspect parts were traced back to China. “Our report outlines how this flood of counterfeit parts, overwhelmingly from China, threatens national security, the safety of our troops and American jobs,” Senator Carl Levin, chairman of the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee said in a statement as he released the report running into 72 pages.
“Our committee’s report makes it abundantly clear that vulnerabilities throughout the defense supply chain allow counterfeit electronic parts to infiltrate critical US military systems, risking our security and the lives of the men and women who protect it,” Ranking Member of the Committee Sen John McCain said.
The committee criticised China for failing to shut down counterfeit manufacturers. “Counterfeit electronic parts are sold openly in public markets in China,” the report said.
“Rather than acknowledging the problem and moving aggressively to shut down counterfeiters, the Chinese government has tried to avoid scrutiny,” it added.
The affected parts in the C-130J and the Poseidons range from the chips in the display system of the Super Hercules to components of the detection systems in the P8A Poseidons.
The report including conclusions and recommendations were adopted by the Senate Armed Services Committee with unanimous voice vote on May 15.
The committee said that China denied visas to its staff to travel to Beijing as part of the investigation.
While the investigation focused on the risk that counterfeit parts pose to US national security and the safety of military personnel, the rampant theft of US intellectual property also severely impacts the US economic security.
According to the Semiconductor Industry Association, counterfeits cost US semiconductor companies more than $7.5 billion annually in lost revenue, a figure SIA says results in the loss of nearly 11,000 American jobs.
The other two largest source of fake parts were the United Kingdom and Canada. The committee identified instances in which both countries served as resale points for suspect counterfeit electronic parts from China.India accounted for about one per cent of the counterfeit products.
The investigation also uncovered dozens of examples of suspect counterfeit electronic parts in critical military systems, including on thermal weapons sights delivered to the army, on mission computers for the Missile Defense Agency’s Terminal High Altitude Area Defense missile, and on a large number of military airplanes.
Why USA used the chinese parts
by Incredible India (View MyPage) on May 29, 2012 06:18 PM
for those planes which are to be sold to India;
This justifies that we should stop buying defense goods from USA and concentrate on Russia or Europe..
by Ajai Jacob (View MyPage) on May 29, 2012 01:57 PM
I am writing this post from an unbranded,no-name,’fake’,pure chinese laptop which I am using since the last 6 years !!
I purchased it from the grey market for just Rs.9000(6 years back).Seeing its performance and build,it could last another 25 years.
I also have a 4-inch screen,pure chinese ipod(no-name and ‘fake’)which cost me just Rs.4100.I am using this ipod since 7 years.Its body is made of metal and of robust build.The hardware is superb.It could last a lifetime.
So,where is the problem?Don’t be jealous of the Chinese.The whole world should be thankful to them.
china is focused.
by bihari babu (View MyPage) on May 29, 2012 12:02 PM | Hide replies
they dont waste time on debate and right/wronging others whole day. they are focused on producing world calss things cheaper than any country. no one can beat them. keep watching cricket and anna show on tv.
Made In China
by Kolappa Pillai (View MyPage) on May 29, 2012 11:03 AM
This news gives ample hope for fake products. American love spare parts and Indian love scams.
by dinakar samata (View MyPage) on May 29, 2012 10:25 AM | Hide replies
my usa doesnot need anthing from thirdworld nations
by srinivas satyanarayan (View MyPage) on May 29, 2012 10:44 AM
@ dinakar :
“my USA”? your name suggests u r frm indian origin, so slavely loving americas? very bad!
by Manohar Halappa (View MyPage) on May 29, 2012 10:30 AM
Hi Dambo..If third world stop the supplies USA is the first country which will die..Hope you know the spelling of economics.
Re: Re: h
by dinakar samata (View MyPage) on May 29, 2012 10:32 AM
if i give u us visa, will you reject or will fly in the air
by Govind Pant (View MyPage) on May 29, 2012 10:53 AM
one of the Hi-FI beggar in the world is USA.
Totally gutless, totally fearfull and absolutely courageless!
Let see, if they don’t have the weapon business with other worlds, how they will survive?
So called americans don’t have own history, this country is made out of immigrants! mix blood of mother taking on son and brother taking on sisters!
by Venugopalan (View MyPage) on May 29, 2012 12:54 PM
mr dinakaran ..my usa..are you an american or a slave of US.? USA is the biggest trading partner of China..do you know the no of chinese in USA..mr dinakaran..?
This means America not even manufacture Defence materials also
by srinivas satyanarayan (View MyPage) on May 29, 2012 10:24 AM | Hide replies
they are just commission agent, it shows Chinese domination on world.
Re: Re: This means America not even manufacture Defence materials
by srinivas satyanarayan (View MyPage) on May 29, 2012 10:46 AM
I was in NJ for 3 years but nothing matches my India, I’m happy back in india enjoying life with family and friends
Re: This means America not even manufacture Defence materials als
by Govind Pant (View MyPage) on May 29, 2012 10:45 AM
do you have spare USD 50 with you? well you can easily penetrate the chinese dominance! come and you will know with USD 50 how can u buy the your best 1 night in china!
india on currruption
by kota prakash (View MyPage) on May 29, 2012 10:16 AM
china can easily sell fake parts to military of india,coz indian system top to bottom is currupted,thus they can’t setup quality standards such as US are CHINA.
by Kuber Gupta (View MyPage) on May 29, 2012 10:14 AM | Hide replies
Anything bought from China has the risk of being manipulated and fitted with faulty parts or with viruses. The Govt and military should ban all chinese made parts/softwaere/hardware else they will pay a heavy price someday
Re: Chinese viruseware
by David Dak (View MyPage) on May 29, 2012 10:24 AM
Check your computer or any electronics your are using and see where they come from moron.
Re: Re: Chinese viruseware
by Govind Pant (View MyPage) on May 29, 2012 10:43 AM
moron? u r moron b l ddy.
Re: Re: Chinese viruseware
by Govind Pant (View MyPage) on May 29, 2012 10:55 AM
hey moron, are you there?
without people buy your lausy stuff, u will not get money to product ur s hit.
by Micky (View MyPage) on May 29, 2012 10:09 AM | Hide replies
Why blame China, UK, Canada and India for counterfeit products. US manufacturers are to be blamed for buying them for higher profits. They term it to be counterfeit because they are not produced in US. These parts are fixed in planes and helicopters which have been passed by US quality control. That means they are good quality products.
by David Dak (View MyPage) on May 29, 2012 10:26 AM
Good analysis. You pay peanut, you get monkey.