October 23, 2018

Why You Should Care About Counterfeit Electronic Parts

What would you do if you found out, as you were getting on your next flight, that the airplane’s ice detector probe, which detects the buildup of ice on the aircraft’s exterior, contains a critical electronic part that was not new when installed, but instead may have been salvaged from an old plane. Many people would consider getting off and driving or taking a train instead. Sounds impossible or even farfetched – but it is more than possible, according to a recent report from the Senate Armed Services Committee that highlights the risk that counterfeit electronic components pose to military systems.
If you’re interested in learning more about this issue, click here to read my story in Forbes.

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