Executive summary. -- Conclusions of the Senate Armed Service Committee. -- Introduction. -- The impact of counterfeit parts on the defense supply chain. -- Committee-identified suspect counterfeit parts. -- GAO investigation into online sales of counterfeit parts. -- Case studies of suspect counterfeit parts integrated into defense systems. -- Suspect counterfeit parts in C-271 avionics systems. -- Suspect counterfeit parts in the U.S. Air Force C-130j and C27j. -- Suspect parts in the U.S. Navy's P-8A Poseidon. -- Defense Logistics Agency. -- SASC legislation targets counterfeit electronic parts. -- Committee action. -- Appendix.
A Senate Armed Services Committee investigation discovered counterfeit electronic parts from China in the Air Force's largest cargo plane, in assemblies intended for Special Operations helicopters, and in a Navy surveillance plane among 1,800 cases of bogus parts. The report outlines how this flood of counterfeit parts, overwhelmingly from China, threatens national security, the safety of our troops and American jobs. The Committee's report includes detailed descriptions of how counterfeits are flooding the supply chain, risking the performance and reliability of critical defense systems.