US military report highlights security fears behind ban on DJI drones

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  • Thursday, 26 Dec 2019

The memo implied that if the DJI drones were hacked it could expose details of US defensive strategies to the enemy. — SCMP

A recently disclosed document has shed new light on the US military ban on Chinese-made Dajiang (DJI) drones.

The memorandum “Operational Risks With Regards to DJI Family of Products” by the US Navy’s executive officer for unmanned aviation and strike weapons – dated May 24, 2017 – was one of the reports cited by the US Army later that year when it banned the world’s bestselling drone camera brand. This ban was later extended across the US military.

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