Chinese drone maker DJI halts all shipments to Russia and Ukraine

Chinese drone-maker DJI is temporarily halting all business activities in Russia and Ukraine. According to The Verge, this includes halting shipments of its products and stopping after-sales support because the company is concerned that its products are being used in combat.

Previously, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister and Digital Transformation Minister Mykhailo Fedorov claimed that Russia is using DJI’s AeroScope drone detection system to navigate their missiles and kill civilians.

The company recently admitted – according to The Verge – that its drone-tracking system DJI AeroScope does not use encryption for broadcasted signals. This means that governments and others with the required technical ability may not require an AeroScope to see the precise location of every DJI drone and every pilot nearby.