US Army Bans Chinese DJI Drones

Author: Brian Karas, Published on Aug 08, 2017

The US Army has issued a ban on Chinese-made DJI drones.

A US Army memo obtained by sUAS News references a classified document from the Army Research Laboratory titles "DJI UAS Technology Threat and User Vulnerabilities".

Inside this note, we examine the specific technical issues involved and contrast it to issues in video surveillance with Chinese government owned Hikvision.

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