House Committee Advances UAV Purchase Legislation Written 24 October 2019

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The Hill reports that “the House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday unanimously voted to advance two bills related to drones, blocking purchases of them from certain countries and creating a position at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to counter associated threats.” If approved, the “Drone Origin Security Enhancement Act” would bar DHS “purchases from China’s DJI Technologies, the world’s largest manufacturer of drones.” Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) said Wednesday, “Numerous reports over the last few years suggest Chinese-made drones could potentially be used to send sensitive flight information to China-based companies where it could be easily accessed by the Chinese government.”
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