US federal agency approves DJI’s high-security solution for Government drone programs

DJI has detailed that its high-security solution for government drone programs, Government Edition, has received independent validation from the U.S. Department of the Interior. The approval was received after a more than 15-month assessment of the flight, payload, and data management assurance performance of DJI Matrice 600 Pro and Mavic Pro drones equipped with Government Edition firmware and software. Mario Rebello, VP and regional manager of North America at DJI, commented: “The Department of Interior’s report validates DJI’s effort to build software and hardware solutions that meet the evolving data security needs of its customers.” He added: “The DOI has
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Altitude Angel slams BBC for “lack of editorial balance” in latest open letter on drone programme

Altitude Angel has written a letter to BBC director general Tony Hall in criticism of its representation of drones. It focused on last week’s Horizon programme, ‘Britain’s next air disaster? Drones.’ The letter describes a “lack of editorial balance” in the programme and a “flagrant disregard of the BBC’s own impartiality guidelines.” Signed by Stephen Farmer, head of corporate communications, the letter describes Altitude Angel as a company which does not generally involve itself in the politics of drones. However, it goes on to detail how “this serious failing of the BBC’s obligations (as we view them, and have set
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