These parts were received at AERI in August 2010. They are a hermetic ceramic package that has been sanded down and resurfaced to disguise something (see directional sanding marks under top coat). We are suprised to see counterfeiters altering military grade parts since they are likely to be used in life threatening devices like planes, missiles, etc.
Robb Hammond is the President of AERI and the chair of the Aerospace Industry’s Counterfeit Electronic Components Mitigation Standard for independent distributors, AS6081, which has become one of the industry’s most respected documents, as well as being adopted by the Department of Defense. Robb is one of the foremost thought leaders in the industry on counterfeit detection and speaks regularly at conferences around the globe.