The FBI will undertake to investigate how American electronics got into Russian weapons

The FBI will undertake to investigate how American electronics got into Russian weapons

The FBI will investigate how American electronics got into Russian weapons

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The FBI and the US Department of Commerce have launched an investigation into the possible supply of high-tech devices manufactured by American companies to manufacturers of Russian military equipment, despite the sanctions imposed against the Russian Federation. 

According to The Washington Post, during the hostilities in Ukraine, microcircuits manufactured by American companies were found in drones, radars, tanks and other military equipment of the Russian Federation captured by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

A source close to the investigation claims that the special services intend to establish how these microcircuits ended up in Russian military equipment and “track the supply route of these products from the United States.”

Earlier it was reported that American chips and components were found in Russian radar systems, drones, tanks, ground equipment and coastal ships, some of them manufactured in 2020.

Prepared by: Nina Petrovich