Saturday, August 5, 2017

US Army bans Chinese drones over ‘operational risks & cyber vulnerabilities’

The order applies to all DJI Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) as well as any products that use electrical components or software, including “flight computers, cameras, radios, batteries, speed controllers, GPS units, handheld control stations, or devices with DJI software applications installed.” photo © Heino KalisDrones to be registered in UK, users to take safety tests The memo, which was obtained by Small UAS News, cites research from the US Army Research Lab, who found the technology contained “threat and user vulnerabilities,” and the US Navy, who found there were “operational risks” with the family of products. No specific information was provided on what those threats and risks were. An Army spokesperson later confirmed the order with the Washington Times.

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