DJI, the worlds largest manufacturer of unmanned aerial vehicles, announced yesterday (9) that its security solution had been approved by the U.S. Department of Home Affairs. In the process of testing, the latter uses two types of UAVs in Dajiang.
The U.S. Department of the Interior has mentioned this in a report released on July 2. The Department conducted 1245 test flights (538 hours) of two UAVs in Xinjiang, during which no data leakage was found, and the UAV operated well. It is worth mentioning that Dajiang has just been questioned by the US Congress about its security at the end of last month.
The observer network found that the Xinjiang UAV has participated in natural disaster relief activities many times in the process of testing in the United States, and successfully completed the task.
The content of the application submitted by Xinjiang to the US government is a set of high security solutions which are limited to government level. For this reason, Xinjiang has cooperated with the United States for two years.
In the statement, Dajiang emphasized that customers using Dajiang products can already have complete control over the data collected by UAVs. But the services provided by this solution will enable government departments to further protect their data from outside access when using UAVs. For example, UAVs registered in government departments can only be connected internally - they cant pair with other Xinjiang products on the market.
The Office of Aeronautical Services (OAS) of the U.S. Department of the Interior released a test report on July 2. The results showed that the Department had audited Xinjiang products for more than 15 months, and no data leakage was found during the process.
U.S. Home Office Report Cover
The Observer Network found that during the test period, the Xinjiang UAV was actually used by the U. S. government in natural disaster relief missions.
For example, on May 27, 2018, when the Kilauea volcano erupted in Hawaii, the US test team went to the site of the incident and used UAVs to guide people to evacuate. The slogan was Follow the UAVs to a safe place! When the U.S. Department of the Interior reported on the incident, it did not specify the manufacturer of the UAV used. It wasnt until July 2 that the report revealed that Hawaiians were evacuating with the Xinjiang UAV.
On May 27, 2018, the Kilauea volcano erupted in Hawaii. The U.S. rescue team sent a map of the Xinjiang UAV to report from the U.S. Department of Home Affairs.
Another example is the outbreak of a forest fire in Oregon in August 2018. The test team dispatched the Xinjiang UAV to complete the first Night Air Ignition Mission in the United States. Artificial ignition (or planned fire Prescribed burning) is a means of preventing forest fires from spreading to specific areas, which aims to control the disaster situation.
Pictures taken by UAV cameras from the U.S. Department of the Interior
In many rescue operations involving UAVs in Xinjiang, there were no machine wear and tear, only three minor accidents: two forced landings due to insufficient batteries and one case of fuselage water inflow in heavy rain.
Targeted Load Launching Test of Xinjiang UAV shows that the success map is from the PPT version of the U.S. Ministry of the Interior Test Report
Overall, the U.S. Department of the Interior acknowledged the performance of the Xinjiang UAV, saying it could work as desired.
Mario Rebello, Vice President of North American Business in Xinjiang, said, The U.S. Department of the Interior considers that software and hardware solutions for products in Xinjiang can meet customer requirements for data security and are approved. We thank you for the approval of this solution. This solution will enable rescuers to save lives more effectively in emergencies.
Source: Responsible Editor of Observer: Yao Liwei_NT6056