With all of the talk about counterfeit parts being found on US military products not much has been mentioned about the fact that there are many allies that we supply with essential equipment. What must those governments be thinking as they hear that the products they have invested in are potentially unreliable. It would be interesting to hear the discussions between the US government and these governments regarding this dangerous problem. The story found at this link gives some insight into this very problem between India and the US.
Robb Hammond is the President of AERI and the former 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.