Skydio Axon drone

Source: Axon

California-based drone startup Skydio is flying into friendly skies with a lucrative deal with public-safety tech player Axon.

The strategic partnership will allow Axon to offer Skydio’s autonomous drone platform to law enforcement and emergency agencies through the company’s Axon Air brand.

As a Skydio Elite Partner, Axon will be the exclusive reseller and digital evidence management partner of Skydio products to public safety agencies worldwide. The two companies are also working on a joint product plan to seamlessly integrated Skydio drones with Axon Air, Axon Evidence and Axon Respond.

How it works

The partnership is expected to be a happy marriage between drone tech and platforms that provide real-time situational awareness and evidence management. Agencies will be able to easily manage and share imagery captured by Skydio drones alongside corresponding body camera footage in Axon’s digital evidence management platform. By integrating the two with…