Skydio has announced the new X2 family of drones that boasts a folding body design for portability and up to 35 minutes of flight time.
An update to the Skydio 2, the Skydio X2 features folding arms, a thermal camera and six 4K navigation cameras that provide 360-degree obstacle avoidance.
Inside are dual 12-megapixel colour and 320×256 LWIR sensor. The X2 drones also use Skydio Autonomy core, the company’s flight AI engine which aids obstacle detection, avoidance and motion prediction.
Skydio X2 drones also come with an Enterprise Controller, which features a built-in touch screen, glove-compatible controls and a new wireless system to extend range up to 6.2 kilometers.
Skydio X2 will be available in two models:
Skydio X2D, built to meet the Short-Range Reconnaissance (SRR) requirements for the U.S. Army, the X2D is the ultimate solution for military and defense to perform reconnaissance, search and rescue, and security patrol missions.
Skydio X2E, optimized for enterprises, first responders, and civilian agencies, the X2E is the ideal solution for situational awareness and inspection of infrastructure such as buildings, bridges, power plants, power stations and railyards. Skydio’s autonomous navigation technology makes it safe to fly at close distance to capture more accurate data than traditional manual drones.