US ARMY Guts Chinese-Made Surveillance Camera Systems in Military Base

by TechGeek Team

But why the hell is the US Military even using Chinese made technology products?! Isn't it supposed to be the other way around with China replicating knockoffs of state-of-the-art American Military tech? But why the hell is the US Military even using Chinese made technology products?! Isn't it supposed to be the other way around with China replicating knockoffs of state-of-the-art American Military tech? America's economic dependency on China's manufacturing trade power is showing detrimental consequences far reaching beyond the line of acceptable concepts of capitalism.

Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri preemptively removed camera systems made by Hikvision, a company that is known to be partially owned and subsidized by the Chinese Government. Officials from the base emphasized that the decision wasn't due to espionage concerns about the Chinese Communist Party having access to spying on US Military bases because the camera systems were in a closed circuit within its own network but as a precaution to avoid a publicity backlash from the American media.

Hikvision has routinely promised that its cameras are secure, and that its state-owned shareholder doesn't have a say over its daily affairs. It hasn't been formally accused of spying.

But real issue here is why is the US Military even buying Chinese made products in the first place? With endless stories coming out of the woodwork about the Chinese military and their sometimes comical knockoff replicas of US Military Tech, it's baffling to imagine the United States with its top state-of-the-art technology would be depending on Chinese tech. Not just for security sake but also for quality assurance purposes.

The House Committee on Small Business has announced a public hearing on January 30th where it will discuss internet security risks for small business. Singling out Chinese State owned companies like Hikvision for security questions. Is it too little too late?