Reps. Stefanik, Gallagher Legislation To Counter Chinese Drones

( – On April 25, Representative Mike Gallagher (R-WI) and Representative Elise Stefanik (R-NY) sponsored the “Countering CCP Drones Act” (CCDA) to ban most Chinese drones from using US networks for communication.

Before introducing the legislation, Stefanik said Chinese drones could transmit live footage of US citizens, vital facilities, and military sites to China, which is too dangerous. Allowing this procedure in our nation is risky. Firms controlled by China cannot operate in the USA.

The bill would place the drone manufacturer Da-Jiang Innovations (DJI) from China on the FCC Covered List, banning DJI technology from being used in the USA. DJI makes more than fifty percent of the drones marketed in the US.

Despite claims to the contrary, DJI was able to secure funding from the Chinese government. Gallagher and Stefanik both agreed that the drones posed a danger to national security and should not be used in the United States.

In his opinion, DJI drones are a danger to our national security and have no place in the government of the United States, as stated by Gallagher. The DOD has seen this and taken appropriate action; now it’s up to lawmakers and the remaining agencies of the government to catch up. The ‘Countering CCP Drones Act’ (CCDA) expands on this attempt by hindering these gadgets from receiving subsidies from the FCC and from running on their infrastructure. While the ‘American Security Drone Act’ (ASDA) assists in reducing DJI danger by stopping the government from obtaining these drones.

Gallagher continued by saying that DJI has long been implicated in the CCP’s continuing genocide because of its links between its military and the CCP.

In October 2022, because of concerns about the company’s links to the military in China, the U.S. DOD barred American citizens from purchasing DJI stock. DJI stated that none of its products had ever been intended for use in a military capacity.

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