The U.S. army just kicked one of the biggest drone makers on the planet out of its barracks, all in the name of security.
The maker of the drones in question: China’s DJI (also known as SZ DJI Technology Co Ltd.).
An Aug. 2 U.S. Army memo obtained by sUAS News and later verified by Reuters advises that all service members “cease all use, uninstall all DJI applications, remove all batteries/storage media and secure equipment for follow-on direction.”
Later, the memo gets more specific, stating, “Due to increased awareness of cyber vulnerabilities associated with DJI product, it is directed that the U.S. Army halt use of all DJI products.” The advisory covers all DJI-associated hardware and software. Read more…