top drone manufacturers, Skydio data security, Skydio US Army, Dominion SkydioEarlier this month, drone research company DRONEII published their annual report of top drone manufacturers.  While some things stayed the same – DJI is still the world’s biggest drone manufacturer – there have been some noticeable changes since last year’s report, and there are likely to be even more changes in 2023.

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The top 3 places in the manufacture of civilian drones were:

  1. DJI (China)
  2. Parrot (France)
  3. Skydio (U.S.A.)
  4. XAG (China)

That’s a shift from last year, when large agricultural drone manufacturer XAG took the number 3 spot.  Skydio is the only US-based manufacturer in the top 5, jumping 2 places this year.  They’ve made major progress in a short time, since introducing their very first drone in 2018.    Since then, the company has received more than 200 million in funding, grown their manufacturing base, and developed a number of new aircraft for both civilian and military use.

The change may be even…