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DJI Drone Ban

A new bill, H.R.6572 Countering CCP Drones Act, was introduced recently as an amendment to a military funding bill and passed the House of Representatives. The bill bans the procurement and use of DJI drones and due to proclaimed national security risks of data on critical infrastructure in the United States being shared from DJI, a Chinese owned company, to the Chinese Communist Party. The bill now moves to the senate for vote.

It is estimated that DJI drones make up around 60% - 70% of the commercial drone market in the U.S. The U.S. Department of Defense had already previously banned the purchase and use of DJI drones by its staff in 2022.