Discussion in 'world politics, current affairs and news' started by TitanSound, May 22, 2012.
You couldn't make it up
Whats worse is they paid corporations for the expense of sorting out the fake parts the corporations brought in the first place!
Well then so have we by that logic.
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.
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...
Sorry to rain on your parade, but that's not about fake Chinese parts being used in military hardware.
Not military no,
wanted to send half a dozen copies to Airbus when they first started talking about manufacturing in Chi na
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.
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.
Does this mean they could have fake wars instead of real ones?
Over half the price of aircraft bits is the paperwork though, for those thinking the bolt cost $500 because its superduper
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.
Kindled - sort of hope that's not "the mind blowing conclusion"
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.
I know they turned down China's offer of free 3G coverage for the tube for that reason
I was wondering about that the other day, looks like the contract's gone to Virgin now.
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