Despite a six-year effort to build trusted computer chips for military systems, the Pentagon now manufactures in secure facilities run by American companies only about 2 percent of the more than $3.5 billion of integrated circuits bought annually for use in military gear.More info over here.
That shortfall is viewed with concern by current and former United States military and intelligence agency executives who argue that the menace of so-called Trojan horses hidden in equipment circuitry is among the most severe threats the nation faces in the event of awar in which communications and weaponry rely on computer technology.
Military afraid of compromised hardware
Posted on Saturday, Oct 31 2009 @ 21:31 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
NY Times published a piece on the concern that some electronics used by the military may have built-in Trojan horses that could enable foreign nations to disable equipment in the event of a war: