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A DJI drone. The United States government is preparing to ban all drones made in China, including those made by DJI, a Chinese company. (Photo: ekai used under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

U.S. Government Bans Chinese-Made Drones

The United States government is finalizing a law to prohibit its government from using drones made in China, ainonline reports. The National Defense Authorization Act bans the purchase of commercial drones made by a “covered foreign entity” by any U.S. government agency. This ban includes drone components including drivetrains, cameras and circuit boards. Under the new law, agencies would both be prohibited from buying new drones and from operating foreign-made drones already in its fleet. Flights of pre-bought drones will need…