American IF800 Tomcat drone designed to beat the Chinese tech ban

IF800 Tomcat drone in flight over fields with blue sky
Inspired Flight Technologies IF800 Tomcat drone (Image credit: Inspired Flight)

Inspired Flight Technologies seem to have looked to a Chinese competitor to prompt their company name, founded as it was well after the DJI Inspire emerged. Unlike that drone, however, the new IF800 Tomcat is made in America. That makes it safe to buy for US government agencies –  because lawmakers in some states are starting to ban Chinese drones for unproven alleged spyware.

Anyway, bad news for Chinese vendors is good news for American ones, and the new IF800 is a medium-lift commercial drone aimed at customers who need NDAA compliance (National Defence Authorisation Act).

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Adam Juniper
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With over 20 years of expertise as a tech journalist, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge across a vast number of product categories, including timelapse cameras, home security cameras, NVR cameras, photography books, webcams, 3D printers and 3D scanners, borescopes, radar detectors… and, above all, drones. 

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