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Courtesy: www.military.com

Courtesy: www.military.com

We’ve heard of counterfeit Chinese watches and other electronics. But the U.S. government thinks the list of fake products may go farther than that.

The Senate Armed Forces Committee says that some military aircraft have been built with counterfeit parts from China. This was discovered after a year-long study that traced back suspect parts to Chinese suppliers.

The committee fears that these parts endanger the safety of U.S. serviceman and drive up military costs.

They are calling for “aggressive inspection and testing” of new parts.