Wang Tao, founder of DJI, controls a drone in his company’s Shenzhen headquarters. Photo: Xinhua

Chinese-made DJI drones widely adopted by US safety agencies even as Trump administration voices data security concerns

  • The company controls more than 70 per cent of the global commercial and consumer drone market and generated sales of US$2.7 billion in 2017
Topic |   Drones

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Wang Tao, founder of DJI, controls a drone in his company’s Shenzhen headquarters. Photo: Xinhua
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A DJI Technologies drone hovers during a 2017 training session for Somali police in Mogadishu. DJI said on Tuesday it had won clearance from US regulators for new high-security models. Photo: Reuters

Chinese maker of drones wins US clearance for new high-security models

  • DJI Technologies, the world’s biggest drone manufacturer, gets US Interior Department approval after 15-month trial to confirm data is secure
  • Approval comes amid a climate recently defined by US suspicion and restrictions on Chinese technologies
Topic |   DJI

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A DJI Technologies drone hovers during a 2017 training session for Somali police in Mogadishu. DJI said on Tuesday it had won clearance from US regulators for new high-security models. Photo: Reuters
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