In the market of drone, Chinese DJI is the world's largest company. DJI's customers go beyond China, reaching out to the US, Europe and some other countries. In the US, DJI's drone is used not only by people but also in government agencies like police and the military.
However, DJI is also in the sights of US lawmakers when the government of Trump is repeatedly accusing Chinese companies of being a threat to national security. During a hearing, lawmakers and security researchers said that the US depends on 80% of DJI drone has many security risks.
To reassure the US government and prove that its drone does not have a security risk, DJI is actively implementing various measures. Among them, the most positive measure is the DJI preparing to assemble drones right at one of their warehouses in California.
DJI said that they will begin assembling the Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual drone in Cerritos, California after being certified as qualified by the authorities. This change will help US government agencies to peacefully order DJI drones.
The California plant will be DJI's first assembly line of drones outside Shenzhen, China. According to the announcement released on Monday, DJI said it had assembled the test since January this year and achieved positive results. The factory is currently awaiting approval from US authorities.
Besides announcing the assembly of drones in the US, DJI also sent an open letter to the Senate Trade, Science and Transport Committee. In particular, Chinese drones rejected the security concerns in their products.
"DJI Drones do not share flight itineraries, photos or videos unless the user actively shares them. They do not send data to China or anywhere else. They do not automatically transfer photos and videos over the internet. These data are only stored on drones and on users' mobile devices, DJI cannot share customer data when we do not receive any data. ", DJI wrote.
In addition, the Chinese company also said that their products helped businesses and US government agencies create value for the US economy and helped the US enter the drone era safely.