The US Department of the Interior has completed an independent 15-month analysis and validation of DJI’s Government Edition Solution, according to DroneLife.com.
The news represents a significant and positive step in DJI’s ongoing struggle to prove its customers’ data is safe.
The Chinese manufacturer’s hardware and software are relied upon by government and industry for all sorts of sensitive missions. The company is also an industry leader in a field littered with American failures. Unfortunately for DJI, both factors have been a recipe for intense scrutiny in recent years.
Government Edition, which was announced last month in yet another step towards appeasing concerned government agencies, has been cleared for takeoff after more than 15-months of rigorous assessment.
The US Department of the Interior validated the flight, payload, and data management assurance performance of DJI Matrice 600 Pro and Mavic Pro drones equipped with Government Edition firmware and software.
DJI has taken several steps in recent years to secure their reputation and their customer data. The company has patched security flaws found by researchers, established and developed a bug bounty program, commissioned a security audit of its app and servers, launched a local data mode to prevent security leaks, and more.
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