Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been around since the '60s but what’s new is the wide variety of platforms - from heavy, turbine-powered warbirds - to lightweight, versatile drones capable of many ISR missions. Mark Valentine, president and general manager for global government at Skydio talks about the evolution of defense in this interview with Tom Temin, co-host of The Federal Drive on Federal News Radio.
Oklahoma City Police Department has long been a pioneer in the Patrol-Led Deployment of drones. Hear Captain Bussert and Sergeant Laporte discuss how small Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (sUAS) are making a difference by keeping their community safer, de-escalating potentially dangerous situations, and providing greater transparency.
Many have asked about it and here it is! Check out Skydio’s main manufacturing facility and learn what goes into making a Skydio drone.
Skydio X10, is a drone designed for first responders, infrastructure operators, and the US and allied militaries around the world. It has the sensors to capture every detail of the data that matters and the AI-powered autonomy to put those sensors wherever they are needed. It packs more capability and versatility in a smaller and easier-to-use package than has ever existed.
Skydio X10 enables remote pilot operations and introduces a groundbreaking deployment for law enforcement agencies - Patrol-Led Drone as First Responder (DFR).
Powered by breakthrough AI, the X10 drone achieves unmatched spatial and semantic understanding of environments through 360-degree computer vision. This deep understanding allows X10 to autonomously fly complex missions, inspect infrastructure, track subjects, and capture optimal data with minimal input.
Missions can extend into the night, and so can X10’s autonomy. NightSense enables 24/7 operation, maximizing both productivity and value of X10.
X10 packs sensor capabilities typically only found in larger drones into a simple, lightweight airframe, including 64MP visual, 48MP telephoto, 50MP wide angle, and 640x512 thermal modules that empower it to take on nearly any inspection, public safety, or industrial use case.
Skydio Connect enables seamless communication between the Skydio X10 drone, controller, and web browser through three differentiated connectivity options: SL, MH, and 5G.