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  • Introducing X2D: Ready for Duty — the first Skydio Original Series

    In the first episode, an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team uses Skydio X2D to assess the risk, survey the damage, secure the area, and search for survivors of a vehicle borne improvised explosive device (VBIED). With Skydio’s AI-based obstacle avoidance reducing the cognitive load on the pilot, the team is able to fly confidently at low altitude and between obstacles to detect any oncoming threats.

  • U.S. Autonomous Drone Maker Skydio Grows Momentum in Japan’s enterprise Market With High Profile Customers

    TOKYO — November 16, 2020 — Skydio (https://www.skydio.com/), the leading U.S. drone manufacturer and world leader in autonomous flight technology, today announced it is seeing rapid adoption of its solution in the Japanese market with several enterprise customers, including telecommunications giant NTT DOCOMO, NTT West subsidiary Japan Infra Waymark, and drone services provider FLIGHTS.

  • Skydio’s Guidelines to Scale a Successful Drone Inspection Program

    Solving the challenge of bringing drone operations to scale has been the holy grail for many in the industry. A lot goes into this process to get buy-in and funding from executives and regulatory institutions with a lot of that revolving around being able to demonstrate multiple levels of safety and security, value, and performance metrics. And all of this usually has to happen before a program even gets started.

  • To all those who have served and those who are still serving — Thank You!

    Today, I’d like to tell you a bit about my journey in defense and in drones, and how it has led me to Skydio. I spent the last 12+ years in Special Operations as a SEAL, and helped to pioneer the development of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) platforms within my community.

  • Skydio Appoints New VP of Channel and Alliances adds to The Federal Sales Team

    Skydio appoints Industry and Military Veterans Trent Hall as VP of Channel & Alliances, and Federal Sales team additions Sai Williams and Ron Bellavia as Federal Account Managers, and Dylan Hamm as Solution Engineer

  • Celebrating Skydio’s Veterans

    On this Veteran’s Day, we are taking the time to reflect on and appreciate the honor, courage, and sacrifice exemplified by all current and former members of the US Armed Forces. At Skydio, our growing team is blessed to include veterans from every branch of the US Military, with over 100 combined years of service, and 50+ deployments across all theaters of conflict in the 21st century.

  • Skydio Adds Key Product and Engineering Executives

    Roy Goldman as Head of Product Management, Ryan Reading as Head of Software Engineering and Mike Ross as Senior Director of Product Management


  • Autonomy is the New Opportunity for Part 107 Drone Operators

    We at Skydio have been thrilled and honored at the warm welcome the drone industry has shown us. From consumers and reviewers generating amazing footage, to first responders protecting their communities, to enterprise users conducting operations more safely than ever before, to working with the FAA to unlock the potential of unmanned aviation, every interaction with the drone market has underscored the incredible value of autonomy.

  • Breaking Regulatory Barriers for Bridge Inspection: NCDOT and Skydio Secure the First True BVLOS Waiver Under Part 107

    Celebrating another first-of-a-kind regulatory achievement that allows the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) to fly Skydio drones beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) to inspect bridges with unparalleled safety and efficiency. This waiver marks a new era in unmanned flight. Until now, the FAA had required the use of visual observers (VOs) for operations beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS).