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Chinese drone maker charts US production to reduce tariff risk

DJI to open first overseas site in hopes of winning government contracts

DJI believes U.S. production will make its drones more marketable in the country.   © Reuters

GUANGZHOU -- Chinese drone maker DJI plans to start building its unmanned aircraft in the U.S. to avoid being hit by additional tariffs and alleviate concerns among American national security officials about data leaks.

The world's top drone manufacturer intends to use its warehouse in California to set up a facility for assembling parts from China and elsewhere.

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