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Ukraine Sounds Alarm on Chinese Drones, Opening Skies to U.S. Startups

Ukraine Sounds Alarm on Chinese Drones, Opening Skies to U.S. Startups
Copyright  Grant Hindsley for The Wall Street Journal
By Dow Jones & Company

Hovering in the sky above Ukraine are hundreds of small drones from U.S. startups, searching for survivors in war-pummeled cities and Russian hide-outs in the scarred landscape.

Those startups, including Seattle-based BRINC Drones Inc. and Silicon Valley’s Skydio Inc., are rushing to fill a gap in Ukraine after government officials called out products supplied by Chinese company SZ DJI Technology Co., the world’s largest commercial drone maker, as a security risk for Ukraine’s military and civilians.

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