The “Countering CCP Drones Act” U.S. Senators DJI
Yesterday, U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Rick Scott (R-FL), and Tom Cotton (R-AR) took another shot at Chinese-made drone tech and the world’s largest drone manufacturer, DJI, while Congress member Elise Stefanik (R-NY) introduced parallel legislation (read text of proposal at link) in the House of Representatives. The Senators introduced the Countering CCP Drones Act, in an effort to add DJI to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) “Covered List”, which “identifies telecommunication equipment that poses a threat to America’s national security,” according to the Senators’ press release, and bans their use in U.S. communications infrastructure.
The move comes after an article the Washington Post stated that DJI “obscured its Chinese government funding while claiming that Beijing had not invested in the firm.” In the press release, DJI is described as “Chinese Communist Party affiliated drone company Da-Jiang Innovations…