Chinese Drone Spy Threat Alarms U.S. Senators

Possible espionage concerns lawmakers briefed on drone intrusions in nation’s capital
The Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, and US Capitol are seen from Arlington, Virginia, on June 14, 2022. (Photo by Stefani Reynolds / AFP) (Photo by STEFANI REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Hundreds of Chinese-manufactured drones have been spotted in restricted airspace over Washington, D.C.
  • Users are employing simple workaround to manipulate the recreational drones, manufactured by Chinese company DJI, to enter no-go zones in Washington D.C.
  • The Senate Homeland Security, Commerce and Intelligence committees have been given classified briefings on what could be a new method for foreign intelligence gathering, three people privy to the meetings said.

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