Canada not concerned about possible fake military parts
Friday June 15th 2012 - cbc.ca
Despite sharing the same suppliers for much of its military equipment, the Canadian government has said it has no particular concerns following the release of a U.S. Congressional report that found over one million counterfeit electrical components in American-made fighter jets, transport planes and missiles.
The bogus parts are typically from electronic trash that is “recycled” in China, and could cause catastrophic results, according to the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee.
But Julian Fantino, Canada’s associate defence minister, told the CBC that, “at this point in time, other than continuing to be vigilant, we don’t have any particular concerns in this country.” The Department of National Defence subsequently issued a written statement that said: "Whether made in Canada or imported, there are already rigorous processes in place to ensure that the spare parts used in CF (Canadian Forces) equipment are of highest quality."
Did you know?
There are 147 airports in Saskatchewan. The provincial government owns 17 of them (15 in the north) and operates them on an annual budget of $1.9 million – an average of $106,000 per airport.
Source: Saskatchewan Aviation Council