Tech giant DJI says the FAA has approved seven of its latest and most popular drone models for compliance with the new Remote ID mandate.

FAA’s drone Remote ID rule

Remote ID refers to the ability of a drone in flight to provide identification and location information that can be received by people within the range of local radio signals. The FAA likens it to a “digital license plate” for a drone.

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The Remote ID compliance deadline for newly manufactured drones that require registration with the FAA is September 16, 2022, though the federal agency may delay enforcing it until December 16, 2022.

That said, customers who already own DJI drones do not need to do anything right away, because existing drones are not required to comply with the FAA Remote ID regulations until September 16, 2023.

DJI says it will provide firmware updates before that date to bring most modern…