Chinese-made Drones: High Performance, Higher Concerns
U.S. Authorities are deploying Chinese-Made drones in vast numbers, igniting Senator Marco Rubio’s ire.
According to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) documentation, state governments and local Police departments across the east coast of the U.S. are acquiring and operating thousands of drones made by Chinese manufacturers DJI and Autel. This widespread use of Chinese drones has drawn sharp criticism from Senator Marco Rubio, who sees “no excuse” for it.
The Florida Senator conveyed to Forbes, “Given everything we know about the Chinese Communist Party there is simply no excuse for using these drones, especially in our nation’s capital.”
Amid Washington’s concerns about China’s potential conversion of drones into instruments for remote aerial surveillance, it seems American law enforcement and states are increasingly relying on drones made in Beijing.
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Data from FOIA…