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10/12/2009 09:00 PM EDT
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clay_cowgill
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clay_cowgill   10/13/2009 9:54:53 PM
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I used to sell old RAMs for use in repairing 1970-80's era video games. A few years back I had a military sub-con contract me in order to buy all of a particular Micron DRAM (a 16Kx1) that I had. They were reclaiming the die and repackaging them in mil-spec flatpacks for use in a missile system. They were very particular-- wanting an exact part number, date code, lot code, and package. Somewhere, some insurgent type probably got blown up by parts out of an old Robotron game...

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NorthshorePhil   10/13/2009 9:05:36 PM
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SOOO glad these tools are finally going down. bye bye mustafa!!! As for where the Navy buys...as with most, it's where the buyer finds parts. However the NAVY and/OEM should be buying from a supplier they have audited, visited and one that has CERTIFICATION of some sort. Did the buyer even ask about ISO? IDEA? anything? All indepenants see the same supplies in the market, it's how we inspect and authenticate that differs. Mustafa and family were just scammers Some buyer wasnt concerned with where the parts came from jsut wanted the rfq off the desk. Glad they caught it and it didnt make it in. ONLY buy from a TRUSTED source, that has memberships, certifications, test equipt on site, ect.

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LannyNugen   10/13/2009 7:48:36 PM
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It's long story but basically the arm forces are broke and many parts are obsolete and hard to find. The military operates much different than the commercial sector so they just can't dump the old system for a new system as you do with your mobile phone and MP3. They have little money for many things so they have to make use of what they have and have independent labs to screen the parts for them. I work as an engineer of one of very few low cost independent labs who can do sophisticated testing MW & RF components so I know the sad story of our military budget. No one know how to solve the problem as it's right now. COTS doesn't solve the rapid obsolescence of electronic components in military equipments.

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TechBuffESully   10/13/2009 7:26:24 PM
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Since when does the Navy buy mil-grade parts from a group of people with an Internet site?

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