The US Department of the Interior will cut one of its largest civilian drone programmes due to certain components of the drones being Chinese-made.
Secretary of the interior Dave Bernhardt has not yet officially signed off on the plan but members of the government suggest the move is all but complete.
It will mean the permanent grounding of 810 US Government drones over recent fears that Chinese-made drones could be used to spy on the US.
Meanwhile, it is reported that many involved are concerned about the time and money wasted by such a move.
This is not the first move the US has made in fear of Chinese technology.
The Department of the Interior has already banned the use of drones made by the world’s largest drone manufacturer, DJI, as well as making significant moves to ban Huawei phones around the world.
How the US plans to keep up with the significantly more advanced Chinese technology on its own is yet to be seen.