In the statement sent to the Observer Network, Dajiang said that it has always attached great importance to information security issues. "The security of our technology has been repeatedly verified globally, including independent verification by the US government and leading US companies."
“When users use DJI UAVs or other technical products, the data produced, stored and transmitted is completely controlled by the users,” Dajiang expressed disappointment with CAPE’s decision based on the wrong information.“But this will not affect Dajiang’s continued global development of customers and partnerships. More than 520 public safety agencies around the world trust and use DJI’s drone products to perform mission-critical tasks.”
Dajiang also pointed out that CAPE is one of the many developers who use the DJI SDK. CAPE provides data management to customers using drones.cloud servicePlatform, an enterprise software vendor.Dajiang does not know whether CAPE intends to change the services of existing customers. Dajiang believes that this is a negotiation between CAPE and its customers.
Earlier, foreign media reported on July 17, the startup company CAPE, based in Redwood City, California, plans to inform customers on the 17th that it will stop selling software compatible with Chinese drones to its customers. Most of the drones currently used in the United States are manufactured by DJI.
“Declarations from different federal agencies have attracted the attention of partners and potential customers,” said CAPE CEO Chris Rittler.
CAPE began requiring new customers to choose from a list of approved manufacturers, and there is currently only one option in the list: Skydio Inc. The startup is one mile from CAPE's Silicon Valley headquarters and has recently started working with the Department of Defense. CAPE will allow existing customers to use their DJI drone until the end of the contract, which lasts no more than one year.
The report said thatThe encounter between Dajiang and China Telecom Equipment CorporationHuaweiTechnology Co., Ltd. echoes,The Trump administration has been using it as a national security threat for several months, using these concerns to limit its entry into the US market.
In the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed by the US Senate at the end of June,Chinese drones are prohibited from being used for US military purposes. US lawmakers say Chinese drones may send information to the Chinese government or be exploited by hackers to conduct cyber attacks or other types of attacks..
In a letter sent by Dajiang to the Senate Subcommittee last month, it denied allegations that it sent video clips abroad, saying that DajiangCustomized drones without Internet capabilities have been created for US government projects.
In addition, Dajiang also announced on July 9 that its security solution was approved by the US Department of the Interior. In the latter part of the test, the two UAV models of Dajiang were used.
The US Department of the Interior mentioned this in a report released on July 2. The department conducted a total of 1,245 (total 538 hours) test flights on two UAVs in DJI.No “data leakage” was found during the period and the drone worked well.
Mario Rebello, vice president of North America's business department at the time, also said, "The US Department of the Interior believes that DJI's product software and hardware solutions can meet customer requirements for data security and will be approved. For this solution, We are grateful for the approval. This solution allows rescuers to save lives more effectively in the event of an emergency."
This month, the US Department of the Interior also released a report on the analysis of UAVs used by the government. The agency recommends approval of DJI products, but it is recommended to limit its use to non-sensitive tasks involving data that can be safely disclosed. One reason for the department's approval of Dajiang is the lack of any viable domestic alternatives.
Attachment: Dajiang Declaration Full Text