Bipartisan Senate Letter Adds New Round of Pressure on Chinese Dronemaker DJI 

Action to restrict Chinese Dronemaker DJI are coming from all corners of the U.S. government. The latest move comes from a bipartisan group of U.S. senators who are calling on the Department of Transportation to prohibit taxpayer-funded grants from being used to fund drones manufactured by companies controlled by the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Use of these compromised drones could give the PRC access to images of our nation’s critical infrastructure that they capture.  In a letter to Secretary Buttigieg, Senators Peters (D-MI), Cortez Masto (D-NV), Blackburn (R-TN), Cornyn (R-TX), Murphy (D-CT), Rubio (R-FL), Scott (R-FL), Blumenthal (D-CT) and Kelly (D-AZ) call on DOT to prohibit any Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) grant funds to be used for drones manufactured by companies that are subject… Read More