Is there someone available to answer why this country would be installing computer chips made in or procured from China into our fighter jets, some of the most sophisticated aircraft on the planet? Who out there is so uninformed that they are completely unaware that nothing but crap, some of it highly toxic, comes out of that communist country? but toxicity should be the very least of the concerns, chips could be used to covertly initiate an equipment failure with an encoded signal, what was the US Government THINKING!!!
I AM APPALLED Beyond Belief!!!!
It’s bad enough we get poisonous drywall, toys, animal food, toothpaste and even tainted baby food shipped over here from China not to mention crappy tools that break after using them a couple of times so why are these chips finding there way into United States military aircraft and who is responsible for this!?
From the Times of India,
Chinese spies may have put chips in US planes
The Chinese cyber spies have penetrated so deep into the US system — ranging from its secure defence network, banking system, electricity grid to putting spy chips into its defence planes — that it can cause serious damage to the US any time, a top US official on counter-intelligence has said. “Chinese penetrations of unclassified DoD networks have also been widely reported. Those are more sophisticated, though hardly state of the art,” said National Counterintelligence Executive, Joel Brenner, at the Austin University Texas last week, according to a transcript made available on Wednesday.
An October 2008 Business Week article goes much further in depth on this huge problem of bogus Chinese computer chips making their way into U.S. military ships and aircraft.
The American military faces a growing threat of potentially fatal equipment failure—and even foreign espionage—because of counterfeit computer components used in warplanes, ships, and communication networks. Fake microchips flow from unruly bazaars in rural China to dubious kitchen-table brokers in the U.S. and into complex weapons. Senior Pentagon officials publicly play down the danger, but government documents, as well as interviews with insiders, suggest possible connections between phony parts and breakdowns.
In November 2005, a confidential Pentagon-industry program that tracks counterfeits issued an alert that “BAE Systems experienced field failures,” meaning military equipment malfunctions, which the large defense contractor traced to fake microchips. Chips are the tiny electronic circuits found in computers and other gear.
The alert from the Government-Industry Data Exchange Program (GIDEP), reviewed by BusinessWeek (MHP), said two batches of chips “were never shipped” by their supposed manufacturer, Maxim Integrated Products in Sunnyvale, Calif. “Maxim considers these parts to be counterfeit,” the alert states. (In response to BusinessWeek’s questions, BAE said the alert had referred erroneously to field failures. The company denied there were any malfunctions.)
In a separate incident last January, a chip falsely identified as having been made by Xicor, now a unit of Intersil in Milpitas, Calif., was discovered in the flight computer of an F-15 fighter jet at Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, Ga. People familiar with the situation say technicians were repairing the F-15 at the time. Special Agent Terry Mosher of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations confirms that the 409th Supply Chain Management Squadron eventually found four counterfeit Xicor chips.
The rest of this very enlightening article can be found here at this link
Sell your soul to the devil and your options become far fewer when the SHTF. That RosettaStone software may come in pretty handy when we default on the huge debt we’ve accumulated and are forced to turn our country over to the Chinese. Owned lock, stock and barrel and not a shot fired.
Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao expressed concern Friday about the safety of all the United States debt his country has purchased. “We have lent a huge amount of money to the U.S. Of course we are concerned about the safety of our assets. To be honest, I am definitely a little worried,” he said.