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U.S. Army halts use of Chinese-made drones over cyber concerns

12:47 EDT 4 Aug 2017 | Yahoo News

U.S. Army halts use of Chinese-made drones over cyber concernsBy Alwyn Scott NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Army has ordered its members to stop using drones made by Chinese manufacturer SZ DJI Technology Co Ltd because of "cyber vulnerabilities" in the products. An Aug. 2 Army memo posted online and verified by Reuters applies to all DJI drones and systems that use DJI components or software. It requires service members to "cease all use, uninstall all DJI applications, remove all batteries/storage media and secure equipment for follow-on direction." The memo says DJI drones are the most widely used by the Army among off-the-shelf equipment of that type.


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