Pentagon to Crack Down on Counterfeit Parts from China

May 22, 2012

The Defense Department on Tuesday said it would strengthen efforts to prevent Chinese counterfeit parts from ending up in the U.S. military's supply chain.

The Pentagon statement came after a Senate Armed Services Committee released a report saying that 1 million suspected "bogus parts" had been found in U.S. military aircraft, including the Air Force's largest cargo plane, in assemblies intended for special operations helicopters, and in a Navy surveillance plane.

"Our report outlines how this flood of counterfeit parts, overwhelmingly from China, threatens national security, the safety of our troops and American jobs," Sen. Carl M. Levin, Michigan Democrat and committee chairman, said in a statement. 

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