Not long ago, the Ministry of Interior of USA announced its decision to restrict the use of drones of Chinese origin. According to her sources Financial Times, the American government intends to permanently ban the use of nearly 1.000 drones, as it is found to be dangerous. There are serious suspicions that the Chinese government uses them for espionage purposes. No official announcement has yet been made, but Home Secretary David Bernhardt will further limit their use in emergencies, such as firefighting.
They can be used in less critical situations, such as mapping and finding resources.
DJI, the Chinese company that manufactures about 121 drones (used in America), said it was willing to consider revising its program. However, he said there are no reliable ones data, which justify a total ban on Chinese drones.
Ο army has already stopped using the DJI drones from 2017, as the government service Homeland Security believes the company is providing information to Chinese officials. On the other hand, no evidence has been published to prove that China has access to such data.
Also, many agencies are opposed to the US government's plan to abolish the use of drones because they are very useful in many areas. The Financial Times has stated that the Fish and Wildlife Service (wildlife and wildlife service) needs drones for animal counting and area monitoring, while the government's Geological Survey uses drones to monitoring rural and other areas for proper preparation in the event of an earthquake or flood.
The Department of the Interior should therefore think very well of its decision. The solution is to use drones that are built in America. Until this is done, the government must decide whether to use Chinese machinery (with what risks or if it will completely abandon some important projects.