Counteracting the Threat of Counterfeit Components

The increasing world trade in counterfeit electronic components poses a significant risk that a potentially mission-critical component procured for use in a flight system may be counterfeit, and it is often difficult to determine whether a part is bogus. This lesson learned suggests a set of awareness, prevention, detection, and response strategies that may help mitigate the risk of counterfeit electronic parts being used in flight hardware or other critical equipment.

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