Wednesday, September 18, 2019

U.S. Military Still Buying Chinese-Made Drones

FILE - A DJI Mavic 2 Zoom flies in a netted area during the 2019 CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jan. 9, 2019.

VOA: US Military Still Buying Chinese-Made Drones Despite Spying Concerns

PENTAGON - The Air Force and the Navy bought Chinese-manufactured drones for elite forces months after the Pentagon prohibited their use due to cybersecurity concerns, according to government documents.

In each case, the services used special exemptions granted by the Pentagon's acquisition and sustainment office "on a case by case basis, to support urgent needs," Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. Mike Andrews told VOA.

The Department of Defense issued a ban on the purchase and use of all commercial off-the-shelf drones, citing "cybersecurity vulnerabilities," in a memo from then-Deputy Secretary of Defense Pat Shanahan dated May 23, 2018.

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WNU Editor: Chinese drones are cheap and very reliable. I have friends in Europe who use these drones, and they love them.


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this drone will destroy soon. because this drone is made by china. lol. fucking asshole.

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Roger Smith said...

And how does the use of these drones impact cyber security unless the buyer orders one with a Chinese radio?