It appears the Pentagon has put an end to the ridiculous fear and knee-jerk reaction of so many people over DJI software issues.
Don’t get me wrong, I have serious concerns about the operation of the DJI aircraft that have never applied for or achieved an Airworthiness Certification. And now that support and development are ending for models, I think the situation will get worse. See this and this.
But I never understood the fear and hype over the banning of DJI drones because of the data concerns. Hardware issues are more critical.
If I’m a firefighter and flying a DJI drone to find a missing person, what in the world could DJI have learned that was so sensitive that it creates an issue. More sensitive information is available from Google maps and near real-time satellite data.
According to Drone Life, DJI Government Edition drones were cleared for use by a US Department of Defense audit, which stated that “The DJI Government Edition versions that were tested, show no malicious code or intent and are recommended for use by government entities and forces working with US services.”