The DJI Phantom 3 is unveiled at a launch event in New York in April 2015. The world’s largest maker of consumer drones said it was “extremely disappointed” in the US Interior Department order. Photo: Reuters

US Interior Department grounds Chinese-made drones over security concerns

  • Fleet of 800 devices to temporarily cease operations, but can still be used for emergency purposes
  • Interior Secretary David Bernhardt in October ordered a halt to purchases of Chinese-made drones
Topic |   Drones
The DJI Phantom 3 is unveiled at a launch event in New York in April 2015. The world’s largest maker of consumer drones said it was “extremely disappointed” in the US Interior Department order. Photo: Reuters
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