Military Security & Protection
The military, also called the armed forces, are services authorized to use force, and weapons, to support the interests of the state and its citizens.
In this area, counterfeit goods may mean life and death. Critical level of control is required to insure goods are real.
The defense / military market comprises government and commercial industry involved in research, development, production, defense materiel, equipment and resources.
Broad Market Problem
The problem is clear, counterfeit parts are in the supply chain. Many reasons cause this, from buyers being paid on savings, not buying from the manufacturer or authorized distributors. The defense business long procurement cycles, low piece part volume, etc all impact this important segment.
Northrop Grumman joins Draper Lab in program to combat military counterfeit electronics
Real world issue example
As reported by ABC News, Counterfeit Chinese Parts Slipping Into U.S. Military Aircraft See ABC News Report:
We at Lepton-id offer numerous available technologies to protect our Military products and materials. This ranges from custom secure taggants, to special carriers for deployment to detectors to verify the integrity and confirm authenticity. These programs can be built to order to your specifications and requirements. We have special taggants that meet 1800 degrees C. We also do stack-able Multi-layer, Multi-level technologies to insure a higher level security. We do all product development in house.