Fake parts: A Pentagon supply chain problem hiding in plain sight

“But I think it’s going to be a constant issue for us … understanding our supply chain.”

Bill LaPlante, undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment – from the Defense News article

This article in Defense News reports on the Pentagon’s drive to detect counterfeit parts, relating some recent incidents that illustrate how not having confirmed provenance in all aspects of the supply chain that gives the military its equipment can be fatal and disastrous.

Related: [AirForceTimes] An F-16 pilot died when his ejection seat failed. Was it counterfeit?


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