China will constrain the exportation of drones and supercomputers starting Aug. 15 due to growing concerns that militant groups could come into the possession of the technologies, according to a report by the state-run news agency, Xinhua. According to the agency, China’s greatest concern pertained to drones that can fly at a high altitude for long periods of time. The report also said that the move will be made in an effort to protect China’s intellectual property rights.
In other drone news, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has warned that various locations throughout the country are vulnerable to drone attacks. The department voiced its concerns Friday in an assessment issued by its Office of Intelligence and Analysis. Also, two planes headed toward New York’s JFK Airport nearly collided with commercial drones recently, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. It isn’t known if the two near-collisions are related.
Two Flights Have Run-Ins With Drones At New York JFK
Volunteers and drones to survey sites at risk on British coast http://t.co/3uwAglrsET
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