Et tu, Oz? After the US, anti-DJI drone campaign builds in Australia
Pressure is beginning to build on government agencies and state-linked organizations in Australia to halt using DJI drones, with proponents of grounding craft produced by the China-based global leader pointing to blacklisting in the US in making their demands.
At least two major Australian security organizations have decided to either phase DJI drones out their work or suspend use of the UAVs pending reviews of the vehicles and related products. Officials at the Australian Federal Police force have said they’ll transition the company’s aerial tech out of their fleets, with the Australian Defense Force similarly indicating it will move away from the craft.
Reports conflict about whether the Australian Border Force has already agreed to stop using the 41 DJI drones it has been operating, or is currently considering doing so amid rising calls for all national agencies to ground the UAVs.
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