DJI is definitely one of the biggest drone companies in the world. The Chinese company has made many different drones, which mainly are used for taking photos and shooting videos from the air. Even the US Army has been using DJI’s drones, but recent reports claim that they won’t use them anymore.
The US Army has decided to stop using DJI drones entirely, according to a memorandum which was acquired by sUAS News. The memo claims that this action was caused by some kind of security issues. “Due to increased awareness of cyber vulnerabilities associated with DJI products, it is directed that the US Army halt the use of all DJI products.”
It seems like DJI think that this decision was very unexpected, and here’s what they have to say about it: “We are surprised and disappointed to read reports of the U.S. Army’s unprompted restriction on DJI drones as we were not consulted during their decision. We are happy to work directly with any organization, including the U.S. Army, that has concerns about our management of cyber issues.”
We don’t know exactly which kind of security concerns the US Army had, but we can speculate that it might have something to do with sUAS News’ report from several months ago. The report showed how data from DJI drones were collected on different servers around the globe, so that might be why they don’t want to use DJI products anymore. However, we can’t take anything for the complete truth before it’s confirmed by official sources.
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Source: | sUAS News |
Via: | Ubergizmo |
Image Credit: | Wired |