DJI responds to allegations of drone maker’s role in Ukraine-Russia war

With a press statement, responds to the allegations of its role in the - war after MediaMarkt decided to ban the sales of all DJI products last weekend.

DJI has released a statement to clarify that its retail partner was compelled to remove all DJI products from its shelves for security reasons following an increase in internet assaults.

DJI responds with a press statement

You can find the entire text of DJI’s statement below.

DJI Statement On Recent Allegations

We are aware that on 24 and 25 March social media accounts of our business partners were subject to what appeared to be a coordinated campaign making false allegations against DJI via thousands of spam messages containing the same content. We take this development very seriously.

As a matter of precaution, one of our partners suspended all sales of DJI products while evaluating the situation in close cooperation with DJI.

The allegations made against us are not based on facts and are utterly untrue. Our official response to the current situation was posted on our official Twitter accounts on 13 March, 17 March and 25 March.

DJI promotes civilian drone applications that benefit society. In addition to bringing new tools to aerial photographers and filmmakers, we see more and more , teams, and other public safety agencies around the world using our products to save lives.

We do not support any use of our products that harms people’s lives, rights, or interests, as we have always reiterated in our products’ Terms of Use and other public statements. We do not provide technical support when military use of our products is identified.

DJI takes compliance issues very seriously. We are committed to act in accordance with sanctions, export controls, and other applicable laws and regulations. We have a dedicated in-house compliance team and experienced US and European external counsel, to ensure our general business practices and transactions are in full compliance with applicable rules and regulations.

Our purpose has always been to give everyone the means to view the world from a different angle. We will continue developing and supporting——with our partners——peaceful and socially responsible applications of our entire product portfolio so that more users can experience the joy of flight.

Drones are playing an important role in the Russian war against Ukraine. Both sides are using unmanned aircraft to their advantage, but especially Ukraine has shown to be really adept in using in their defense against the Russian invasion.

Not surprisingly, the Ukrainian defense forces are using DJI drones as well. The world’s largest drone maker has been accused of limiting the use of Aeroscope by the Ukrainians, which the company claims is not true.

Separately, various volunteer groups have raised funds to buy DJI Mini drones and hand-deliver these small unmanned aircraft to the Ukrainian Defense Forces.

Let us know what you think about how DJI responds to these allegations in the comments below.

Dji Responds To Allegations Of Role In Ukraine-Russia War - Dji Accused Of Limiting Use Of Aeroscope For Ukrainian Military. Dronemaker Denies It Vehemently.
system at the launch of the product in , D.C. on October 25th, 2017.
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