u.s. drone manufacturers

Skydio Investment Soars by Another $170 Million

Funding for U.S. drone manufacturers has just broken through another record, as Skydio investment soars by a $170 million Series D round.  The Series D round was led by Andreessen Horowitz’s Growth Fund. The announcement is the latest chapter in the stunning Skydio story.  Introduced in 2019, Skydio’s autonomous platform …

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Drones for Government Agencies: New GSA Rules

The U.S. government has taken a further step to limit the use of Chinese-manufactured drones for government agencies. GSA limits inclusion of some drones from procurement list for government agencies By DRONELIFE Staff Writer Jim Magill In the latest skirmish in the ongoing war between the federal government and the …

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U.S. Drone Industry Could Benefit from Commerce Policy

As the U.S. drone industry continues to develop, new developments in commerce regulations may make it easier for U.S.-based drone manufacturers to access the global marketplace. Flexibility is the Key to Airpower: More Developments in Drone Export Controls  By DRONELIFE Guest Contributor Dawn M.K. Zoldi* On January 12, 2021, the …

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Drones manufactured in the u.s. Skydio Arris Partnership

Drones manufactured in the U.S. are gaining traction – and a new partnership between U.S. manufacturer Skydio and Arris, a leader in advanced manufacturing of high-performance products, could help to revolutionize drone design and manufacturing. Skydio and Arris “have redefined airframe design leveraging Additive Molding™, Arris’s breakthrough carbon fiber manufacturing technology,” …

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U.S. Drone Manufacturers Make New Production Deals

U.S. drone manufacturers are making new production deals with overseas companies following the U.S. DOJ’s decision to limit funding for drones manufactured in “listed” countries, including China. Parrot was one of the first overseas companies to provide for U.S. based manufacturing, purchasing a U.S. drone manufacturer to produce their Blue …

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Skydio Opens Japan Office Next Month

U.S. drone manufacturer Skydio is ready to expand to the Asia-Pacific market, opening Skydio Japan next month. Skydio’s first expansion overseas is testament to the stunning growth the company has experienced over the last year.  Skydio has made a mark with it’s autonomous flight technology, and by establishing its place as …

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Diversity in the drone industry: Skydio steps up

The Skydio 2: Affordable autonomy U.S. drone manufacturer Skydio is stepping up to help boost diversity in the drone industry, hiring two highly qualified women to key leadership roles.  Devon DiPietro has been named Director of Marketing, and Jacqueline Sharma has been hired as Vice President of People Operations. The two new …

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