Jul 10, 2019 (China Knowledge) - China's DJI Technologies, the world's largest manufacturer of drones announced on Tuesday that its high-security drone technology which is intended for government use had received clearance from US regulators. The clearance is an approval of DJI's effort to build software and hardware solutions that meet the evolving data security needs of its customers.
The market was expecting DJI to be banned from selling in the US since Chinese telecommunications hardware has been seen as potential national security threats to the US. Moreover, American Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency stated that the drones might pose risks to an organization's information.
According to Skylogic Research, DJI accounts for nearly 80% of the drones used in North America. US local law enforcement organizations and infrastructure operators have grown to rely on drones in recent years. However, considering the growing distrust between the United States and China, it's impossible for DJI to allay all concerns from the US government. Congress did blame DJI for the diminished state of the US drone industry.
To address US concerns about data leaks, DJI had announced plans to move some of its manufacturing lines and development facility to the US. And it repeatedly denied that its devices send flight data to China or elsewhere.
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