Trump Signs EO Asking For Security Risk Assessment Of Chinese-made Drones

Trump signed an EO asking for a security risk assessment of Chinese-made drones

US President Donald Trump signed an executive order asking for agencies to assess security risks from Chinese-made drones in American government fleets.

This, as Trump was trying to do whatever he can do in order to hurt the Chinese companies.

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In his final hours as the President of the United States, Trump had signed an executive order in relation to the US-China trade war.

Based on a report on Reuters, the newly-issued executive order signed by US President Trump asked for agencies to assess security risks from Chinese-made drones in American government fleets and to prioritize removing them as well.

Trump ordered all agencies in the United States to outline the security risks posed to the existing American government drone fleets from Chinese-made drones or droned made by other countries deemed as foreign adversaries.

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A few weeks ago, the Commerce Department in the US had blacklisted DJI Technologies — the world’s leading company in terms of making drones.

The Interior Department had grounded more than 800 Chinese-made drones last year.

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Prior to this, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) warned American companies of the risks to company data from Chinese-made drones in May 2019.

The Department of Homeland Security said in a notice that officials in the United States have strong concerns about American data falling into the hands of an authoritarian state.

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