Skydio closes deal to produce drone systems for the US military

Deepak Gupta February 10, 2022
Updated 2022/02/10 at 1:25 PM

You Drones are increasingly being used in the military, the US military is one of the biggest investors in this technology, so the manufacturers of these aircraft do their best to partner with the US government. now the skydio announced that it won the competition and managed to a five-year agreement to produce technologies for the military.

Through an ‘Other Transactions’ (OTs) agreement, the manufacturer, which has been standing out for the quality of its drones and its autonomous technologies, was selected to the Short Range Recognition Registration Program (SRR) of the US Army. During the period, the company will receive US$ 20.2 million annually to supply its technologies to the government, in total, the agreement is for US$99.8 million.

With that, the skydio will provide access to the world’s most advanced autonomous drone technology to the US government, which will be used to deliver Small drones for Reconnaissance and Surveillance activities (LOL).


Credits: Skydio Disclosure

In total, the US Army evaluated the proposal of more than 30 autonomous unmanned aircraft manufacturers that could do the short-range reconnaissance work, five companies were chosen and had their solutions tested. After that, the skydio was chosen based on test results to provide its technologies to the government.

“This is an exciting milestone for Skydio, the Army and, most importantly, the men and women who serve our country. For drones under 20 pounds, civilian drone technology has raced ahead of traditional defense systems. With the SRR program, our soldiers will now have access to the world’s most advanced features in this class.”
– said Skydio CEO Adam Bry.

According to the company’s official publication, the drone Skydio X2D will be the model used by the US military, she says it “is the ultimate solution for military and defense customers to carry out reconnaissance, search and rescue and security patrol missions.”

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Via: DroneLife Source: skydio

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