Government called to junk 3,000 DJI drones after senator cites "moral risk"

DJI Mavic 2 Pro
(Image credit: Adam Juniper/Digital Camera World)

Politicians in need of an enemy in the US have targeted Chinese drones in general, and DJI in particular. Now Australian cyber security spokesperson Senator James Paterson is jumping on the same bandwagon and driving it to the southern hemisphere.

Paterson has conducted an audit of DJI drones in use in Australia and has been pushing the government to remove them. DJI, to be clear, always denies that it is a military company, saying it "has always opposed combat use of civilian drones." 

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Adam Juniper
Managing Editor

With over 20 years of expertise as a tech journalist, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge across a vast number of product categories, including timelapse cameras, home security cameras, NVR cameras, photography books, webcams, 3D printers and 3D scanners, borescopes, radar detectors… and, above all, drones. 

Adam is our resident expert on all aspects of camera drones and drone photography, from buying guides on the best choices for aerial photographers of all ability levels to the latest rules and regulations on piloting drones. 

He is the author of a number of books including The Complete Guide to Drones, The Smart Smart Home Handbook, 101 Tips for DSLR Video and The Drone Pilot's Handbook