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US Congress Seeks to Ban DJI

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It's to prevent federal agencies from buying Chinese "or other countries identified for national-security concerns" -made drones due to security risk possibilities. It doesn't ban DJI outright.

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It bans all Chinese manufactured UAVs from even being used on any federally funded project or department funded by the government. 

When the Army ban first appeared in 2015; DJI reacted the same way stating they weren’t a DoD contractor.  They pretty much said it’s not their problem.  That was the wrong answer and the reason they find themselves in the middle of this problem four years later.  It turns out the US Army Corps of Engineers manages two thirds of the civil infrastructure projects in the US which represents something like $400B anually.  

The problem, as it has been pointed out, is that what’s the alternative for all of the federal organizations who already own DJI drones?  The easiest way to solve the problem is to change the ban to accommodate the fixes DJI claims they’ve made to their firmware.  That didn’t happen.  In fact Congress is now making the ban a law and the DoD is encouraging Silicon Valley to create a fund to provide capital for US manufacturers.  So, your right, this is not an outright ban on purchasing DJI drones but it will severely inhibit commercial UAV operators who use DJI products from getting access to work and being profitable. 

 

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On 9/30/2019 at 3:43 PM, Av8Chuck said:

It bans all Chinese manufactured UAVs from even being used on any federally funded project or department funded by the government. 

When the Army ban first appeared in 2015; DJI reacted the same way stating they weren’t a DoD contractor.  They pretty much said it’s not their problem.  That was the wrong answer and the reason they find themselves in the middle of this problem four years later.  It turns out the US Army Corps of Engineers manages two thirds of the civil infrastructure projects in the US which represents something like $400B anually.  

The problem, as it has been pointed out, is that what’s the alternative for all of the federal organizations who already own DJI drones?  The easiest way to solve the problem is to change the ban to accommodate the fixes DJI claims they’ve made to their firmware.  That didn’t happen.  In fact Congress is now making the ban a law and the DoD is encouraging Silicon Valley to create a fund to provide capital for US manufacturers.  So, your right, this is not an outright ban on purchasing DJI drones but it will severely inhibit commercial UAV operators who use DJI products from getting access to work and being profitable. 

 

buy YUNEEC lol

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