If certain politicians in Australia are as intent as they appear to obtain permanent bans on all DJI drones used by government and police agencies, a new audit indicates they’ll be aided by a considerably smaller fleet of targeted UAVs involved than their anti-China peers in the US.

As DroneDJ reported last month, members of Australia’s political class have snatched up the example of US lawmakers in pushing to prohibit government agencies from using DJI drones. The conception and production of those UAVs in China, detractors in both nations contend, raise concerns the data they collect can be secretly leaked back to servers in Beijing and used for nefarious purposes by the nation’s government. 

DJI has repeatedly and flatly responded to all data security allegations or claims of its proximity to leaders in Beijing as entirely false.

Read more: Et tu, Oz? After the US, anti-DJI drone campaign builds in Australia

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