Skydio Shifts Focus: Transitioning Away from Consumer Drones
In a blog post by Skydio CEO Adam Bry published today, the company revealed that it will discontinue its consumer drone line to prioritize its offerings for the enterprise and public sector. This decision comes four years after the launch of the Skydio 2, a drone that gained attention for its unique features like follow-and-film capability and autonomous cinematography.
As the drone industry has evolved, Skydio has found the commercial and public sector market growing quickly, as demand for domestic drone products rises over continued concerns over Chinese-manufactured technology for military and state use. Skydio was one of the initial drones granted Blue sUAS status, and has continued to successfully leverage their designation as a secure platform combined with the ease of use provided by Skydio’s flagship autonomy platform to gain market share across large enterprise, public safety, and federal agencies.
Adam Bry acknowledged the difficulties in making the decision to…