The author of this article claims that Ukraine intelligence has found that captured Russian military equipment contains foreign-made microchips, especially those made in the United States.
This article by Howard Altman, writing for The Drive, makes the following points:
- The component list offers some of the most detailed information to date about where the Russians are getting critical microchips, semiconductors and other components from.
- The findings raise serious questions about Russia's ability to produce the technological components its war machine relies on and the ability of countries like the US to keep those technologies secure.
- The origin of the microchips found in these Russian weapons is unclear. The chips would not necessarily have to have been sourced directly from the manufacturers. Additionally, there is a massive and largely unregulated market for recycled chips, emanating from China.
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