DJI halts drone business in Russia and Ukraine

Chinese drone manufacturer DJI is halting its business in Russia and Ukraine following reports its products are being repurposed for military use.

Last week, the company issued a statement to reiterate that it does not market, sell, or design its products for military use, has refused to customise or enable modifications for this purpose, and is “unequivocally opposed attempts to attach weapons” to its products.

In the statement, DJI added:

“DJI is...

Vodafone and Ericsson are creating safe flight paths for drones

Vodafone and Ericsson are creating “sky corridors” which enable drones to travel safely and quickly.

Today’s drones are predominately used for photography, videography, and just recreational purposes. However, drones will increasingly be used for critical applications such as delivering vital medical supplies and organs.

Erik Ekudden, Senior Vice President, CTO and Head of Group Function Technology at Ericsson, said:

“Drones are immensely powerful tools...