A2B Unique Fingerprints to Combat Military Counterfeit Products

                  A Rhode Island company has designed new software that will track military products to determine what is real and fake. The recent legislation called “Combating Military Counterfeit Act” was implemented to crack down on phony parts snuck into military weapons and even uniforms.

                  Senator Sheldon Whitehouse learned of A2B's tracking solutions in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. The software can determine where items are, who created them, and where they've been repaired.

                  Whitehouse said, “when they are wearing kevlar it got real kevlar and not phony kevlar. To make sure that the chip in the missile is a legitimate hardened military grade chip and not a piece of junk that was recycled and snuck into the supply chain.”

                   A2B creates plates and labels, or unique fingerprints, that will be applied to every piece of equipment the Department of Defense Manufactures. This creates a database that allows full access to military equipment history.