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Chinese fake parts 'used in US military equipment'

Discussion in 'world politics, current affairs and news' started by TitanSound, May 22, 2012.

  1. TitanSound

    TitanSound Mr Beardy Drummer

  2. dylanredefined

    dylanredefined Not a house elf a tiger

    Whats worse is they paid corporations for the expense of sorting out the fake parts the corporations brought in the first place!
     
  3. TitanSound

    TitanSound Mr Beardy Drummer

    Well then so have we by that logic.

     
  4. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Bound for glory

    But without sophisticated aircraft, GPS, night vision, radios etc our brave lads in Afghanistan will be reduced to fighting on fair and even terms with the enemy.
     
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  5. elfman

    elfman 罗斯

    In a way it comes across as a story put out by US military corporations to make sure they keep their dominance in the market. I dunno, just a feeling I have. Probably wrong...
     
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  6. gosub

    gosub ~#

  7. TitanSound

    TitanSound Mr Beardy Drummer

  8. gosub

    gosub ~#

    Not military no,

    wanted to send half a dozen copies to Airbus when they first started talking about manufacturing in Chi na
     
  9. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Never really rated the clash.Pfft

    one of the biggest earning/ yet comparatively unknown areas for counterfeiting, it spares for Jumbos n other plane shit - truly horrendous when they get into the supply chain ( and they do regularly ), where an original boeing nut or whatever cots $500

    Turkey seem to produce a huge amount of Merc / BMW "spares" that also get into the supply chain, but have not been tested or meet type approval.
     
  10. 19sixtysix

    19sixtysix μεθαύριο


    Plane spares are expensive so substituting a 5p nut and bolt for a £50 real part is a real danger but who give a fuck about car parts not meeting type approval. Car parts from most manufacturers are expensive and supplies dry up just as people actually need them adding to obsolescence. Most replica parts work well enough but attempts to stop european companies producing these pattern parts have lead to more shit coming in from elsewhere.
     
  11. teqniq

    teqniq DisMembered

    Does this mean they could have fake wars instead of real ones?
     
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  12. gosub

    gosub ~#

    Over half the price of aircraft bits is the paperwork though, for those thinking the bolt cost $500 because its superduper
     
  13. stuff_it

    stuff_it Nerd burglar

    How about this one, they will be more worried about this sort of thing surely? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Execution_Channel

    Chinese parts in all the world's CCTV cameras give them the chance to access the feed from any CCTV camera anywhere.
     
  14. gosub

    gosub ~#

    Kindled - sort of hope that's not "the mind blowing conclusion"
     
  15. stuff_it

    stuff_it Nerd burglar

    I'm pretty sure it's only a plot device. Never managed to finish that one off as I had to give the book back to my mate.
     
  16. gosub

    gosub ~#

    I know they turned down China's offer of free 3G coverage for the tube for that reason
     
  17. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 inbox me hun x

    I was wondering about that the other day, looks like the contract's gone to Virgin now.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-17373523
     
  18. camouflage

    camouflage that's right, space pirate.

    lol!
     

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