When to stop looking for obsolete parts?
Managing obsolescence of electronics in military systems is a mission-critical function with dedicated teams in the U.S. Department of Defense and OEMs established to get ahead of issues and prolong the lifespan of operating platforms. Their mission, however, is getting more difficult.
Supply chain dead-ends are common, as military systems age well beyond the life expectancy of their electronics systems and inventory of obsolete parts dwindles away. Complicating matters further, the scarcity of real...