Come September 16, 2022, and the new drone Remote ID regulation that impacts both drone manufacturers and pilots will take effect in the US. Are Skydio drones prepared for the change?

Remote ID refers to the ability of an airborne drone to broadcast its identification and location information. The FAA likens it to a “digital license plate” for a drone because it will help law enforcement and other federal agencies receive information including the aircraft’s takeoff location. Authorized public safety officials will also be able to request the identity of the drone’s owner from the FAA.

As per the FAA mandate, any drone that is manufactured on or after September 16, 2022, must be Remote ID compliant. But drone pilots are not required to broadcast a Remote ID signal until September 16, 2023.

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One type of Skydio drone that is exempt from this rule is the X2D because it is used by…