The American Security Drone Act of 2023 (ASDA), part of the National Defense Authorization Act, has ignited debate over the use of Chinese-made drones in America.
Moss highlights the paradox of using Chinese drones in highly monitored spaces like Washington, D.C. while prohibiting them in less sensitive areas.
ASDA's intention to boost domestic drone manufacturing is valid, but the current lack of viable U.S. alternatives and manufacturing capabilities poses challenges.
The drone user community, comprising farmers, filmmakers, researchers, and First Responders, among others, stresses the importance of a risk-based approach rather than broad restrictions.
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The Drone Advocacy Alliance (DAA), representing these voices, emphasizes the need for user input in policymaking.
The Act's implications extend beyond federal use to state, local, and private sectors, potentially impacting the U.S. drone market valued at $50 billion.
A survey by Moss's organization indicates that nearly two-thirds of commercial drone users would face business closures if restricted from using Chinese-made drones. This could have far-reaching impacts on jobs and livelihoods nationwide.
Moss advocates for a pragmatic, risk-based path for drone security that supports industry growth while addressing security concerns.
His perspective underscores the need for balanced legislation that considers the realities of the current drone market and the interests of its diverse user base.
You can read Moss's opinion piece on The Hill website.
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