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American Security Drone Act of 2019

Interesting analysis of bipartisan bill introduced inton US Congress that would ban purchase of Chinese drones by US government:

https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-likelihood-the-American-Security-Drone-Act-of-2019-recently-introduced-by-the-US-Senate-will-be-approved-by-Congress-and-if-it-is-how-would-it-impact-the-UAV-industry/answer/Christopher-Korody?srid=5Ytf

The author rates is as having a good chance of passage and implementation. Most interestingly,

“Indirectly this bill would impact many other corners of the sUAS ecosystem because DJI is the de facto industry standard. A large portion of the sUAS software industry is reliant on their APIs and SDKs. This would slow their growth as well since it is predicated on selling licenses. Over time, this would encourage software development - there is a growing global Open Source community. And there are very few Part 107 pilots (RPICS) with experience on anything but Chinese drones.”

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