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DJI is a drone manufacturing company based in Shenzhen, Guangdong. China Chengtong Holdings Group Ltd. describes DJI as a "leading Chinese pioneer in the world of consumer drones that adheres to the guidelines of Xi Jinping's new era of socialism w/Chinese characteristics..."
In May 2018, DJI Innovations and Microsoft reached a strategic cooperation "to bring advanced artificial intelligence and intelligence to DJI drones as well as machine learning capabilities..."…
About 15% of the U.S. Dept of the Interior's UAV fleet, used primarily to monitor federal land, is sourced from DJI. In Oct. 2019, the dept grounded the entire fleet to conduct a review following the introduction of a bill that would prohibit fed depts from using PRC-made drones.
DJI drones are also used to support 'security work' in Xinjiang. In Dec. 2017, DJI signed a co-op agreement on police drones w/Xinjiang Autonomous Region Public Security Dept. Thousands of DJI drones were sold in Xinjiang within the first 8 months in 2019.
Last month: "The U.S. Interior Department Has Grounded Its Fleet of 800 Drones, Fearing Chinese Surveillance."…
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