May 8, 2023

Skydio Launches X2D Multiband Drone Enabling Operational Flexibility in Multiple Countries

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San Mateo, Calif. – May 8, 2023 – Skydio, the leading U.S. drone manufacturer and world leader in autonomous flight, today announced it now offers the Skydio X2 with new multiband technology and capabilities - the Skydio X2D Multiband. The new X2D Multiband's ability to operate on multiple frequencies makes it ideal for use globally for the most critical operations in contested environments for government aerial intelligence, reconnaissance and situational awareness, emergency services, and search and rescue operations.

The Skydio X2D Multiband was developed in collaboration with a number of Skydio’s domestic and international defense customers to enhance performance and versatility across various communication systems. By utilizing different frequency bands, the X2D can overcome limitations such as interference, attenuation, or bandwidth constraints in a single frequency band.

"The new Skydio X2D Multiband enables compliance with frequency and spectrum management requirements, in multiple countries, providing operational flexibility within different regulatory frameworks and across a wide range of operational frequencies," said Mike Ross, Chief of Staff, Product Management at Skydio. “The ability to toggle between frequencies allows for secure communication without interference.”

The Skydio X2D is powered by Skydio Autonomy Enterprise, an AI-driven autonomous flight engine that enables unparalleled 360° obstacle avoidance, autonomous tracking, GPS-denied navigation, and complete workflow automation. The X2D comes equipped with a dual sensor payload that includes a color camera and a FLIR® thermal sensor. Built to exceed the Short-Range Reconnaissance (SRR) requirements for the U.S. Army, the Skydio X2D is designed and manufactured in the USA, ruggedized, foldable, and compliant with the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

Additional X2D highlights include the following:

  • The Skydio X2D also offers an optional add-on of Skydio 3D Scan - which automates the data capture process to generate 3D models with comprehensive coverage and ultra-high resolution.
  • Offers wireless range & frequencies up to 6.2 mi/10km
  • Average flight of 35min
  • Cybersecurity protection with AES-256 wireless encryption

About Skydio

Skydio is the leading U.S. drone manufacturer and world leader in autonomous flight. Skydio leverages breakthrough AI to create the world’s most intelligent flying machines for use by consumers, enterprises, and government customers. Founded in 2014, Skydio is made up of leading experts in AI, robotics, cameras, and electric vehicles from top companies, research labs, and universities from around the world. Skydio designs, assembles, and supports its products in the U.S. from its headquarters in San Mateo, CA, and manufacturing facilities in Hayward, CA, to offer the highest standards of supply chain, manufacturing and data security. Skydio is trusted by leading enterprises across a wide range of industry sectors and is backed by top investors and strategic partners including Andreessen Horowitz, Linse Capital, Next47, IVP, Playground, and NVIDIA.

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