CNN reported this story back in November 2011.
A US Senate investigation has revealed that our military equipment is full of counterfeit electronics from China, as reported by the WND.
“The defense industry’s reliance on unvetted independent distributors to supply electronic parts for critical military applications results in unacceptable risks to national security and the safety of U.S. military personnel,”
“The failure of a single electronic part can leave a soldier, sailor, airman or Marine vulnerable at the worst possible time,” the report said. “Unfortunately, a flood of counterfeit electronic parts has made it a lot harder to prevent that from happening.”
“Rather than acknowledging the problem and moving aggressively to shut down counterfeiters, the Chinese government has tried to avoid scrutiny, including denying visas to (Senate investigators) to travel to mainland China as part of the (Senate’s) investigation.”