Senators Ignite Crackdown On Chinese Drone Use By FAA
In an attempt to strengthen national security, two US senators, Marsha Blackburn (Republican) and Mark Warner (Democrat), have introduced a new proposal to prevent the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) from purchasing or utilizing drones made in China. This bipartisan proposition also seeks to inhibit the FAA from allotting federal funds to foreign Drone Companies originating from China and a few other nations including Russia, Iran, North Korea, Venezuela, and Cuba.
“Taxpayer dollars should never fund drones manufactured in regions that are hostile toward the U.S.,” Blackburn stated. This bill aligns with the national agenda of promoting local manufacturing while ensuring national security, as she added, “this helps curb the importation of drones produced by our adversaries, keeping our nation safer and encouraging manufacturing here at home.”
Furthermore, this legislation mandates that the FAA replace all drones manufactured in China with those made in the…