This SAE Aerospace Standard standardizes practices to:
a. maximize availability of authentic parts,
b. procure parts from reliable sources,
c. assure authenticity and conformance of procured parts,
d. control suspect or confirmed fraudulent/counterfeit EEE parts,
e. and report suspect or confirmed fraudulent/counterfeit EEE parts to other potential users and Authority Having Jurisdiction.
f. and assess, mitigate, control, and report parts which have been used, refurbished, or reclaimed, but represented as new product.
This standard is for use by organizations that procure and/or integrate electronic parts and/or assemblies containing such items. The requirements of this standard are generic and intended to be applied/flowed down through the supply chain to all organizations that procure electronic parts and/or assemblies, regardless of type, size and product provided. The mitigation of fraudulent/counterfeit EEE parts in this standard is risk-based and will vary depending on the desired performance or reliability of the equipment/hardware.