September 29, 2023

Ascend 2023: Unveiling Skydio X10 and More

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Skydio X10 Drone

Last week's Skydio Ascend user conference was nothing short of extraordinary. The excitement in the air was palpable as we unveiled the Skydio X10 and shared some other updates for our customers. In this blog post, we'll address some common questions and provide a quick update on our upcoming roadshow.

Skydio X10 Availability

X10 units are targeted to start shipping to U.S. customers later this year. Additionally, most X10 attachments are targeted to start shipping in the first few months of 2024, allowing you to customize your X10 for whatever missions come your way. We will not hold orders for attachment availability. In other words, you may receive your X10, while your ordered attachments ship separately as they become available.

And for our international customers, in Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, and New Zealand the X10 is targeted to ship early next year. We don’t currently have planned availability in other markets.

Skydio X10 Render Modular

Skydio X10D Availability, Blue UAS and NDAA Compliance

The X10D is targeted to ship early next year. It will be available for use worldwide by government and defense customers. The Skydio X10D (along with the X10) is already NDAA compliant, and we are in the process of seeking Blue UAS certification.

Additionally, Skydio is hosting an exclusive event in Washington D.C. with guest speakers to discuss the role of small UAS in U.S. and allied nation defense. Participants will also have an opportunity to view and experience the X10D live.

NightSense Availability

Skydio NightSense, which enables fully autonomous flight including obstacle avoidance in zero-light environments, is targeted to ship early next year. Customers may receive their X10 and X10D prior to receiving the NightSense attachment, either IR or visible light.

Skydio X10 NightSense

X10 Does Not Require a Software Subscription

In previous product generations - the Skydio 2+ and X2 - organizations were required to subscribe to Skydio Autonomy Enterprise. This is not the case with X10. There is no required subscription to any additional product to have a fully functional Skydio X10. There are optional Skydio software products that enable more advanced workflows for mission planning, data capture, and data synthesis.

What's the price of the X10?

Pricing for the Skydio X10 is comparable to the X2 but can vary based on your specific configuration. For detailed pricing information, reach out to our Skydio sales team or our authorized partners, who will be happy to assist you.

Join Us on the Skydio X10 Tour

We're taking the Skydio X10 on the road, and we want you to be a part of it! The Skydio Tour kicks off on October 3rd. Experience the Skydio X10 firsthand, witness its ease of flight, and see how its industry-leading sensors, advanced AI and readiness for any mission redefine data capture.

Skydio X10 Tour

You'll also get a chance to explore the capabilities of Skydio Dock, 3D Scan, and Remote Flight Deck, revolutionizing tasks like remote operations, detailed inspections and modeling, and emergency response.

Visit to find the Fly Day events calendar and register for a location near you. Don't miss out on this opportunity to see the future of drone technology up close.

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