Skydio begins supplying RQ-28A drones to the U.S. Army - the military has ordered 1,083 quadcopters
The Skydio company began transferring RQ-28A drones to the U.S. military. The military received the first batch of quadcopters.
Here's What We Know
Skydio was awarded a contract to manufacture and deliver the quadcopters in February 2022. The cost was $99.8 million. The U.S. Army received 30 drones to be used for reconnaissance, surveillance and reconnaissance.
In 2023, Skydio will deliver another 480 drones to the U.S. military. The U.S. Army has ordered a total of 1,083 quadcopters.
The Skydio RQ-28A is a Skydio X2D drone. It is equipped with an HDR and 4K ULTRA HD camera with a frame rate of 60 FPS. A FLIR thermal imager (320p) is installed nearby.
The drone has GPS and Wi-Fi 5 support. The maximum signal range is 6 km (5 GHz) or 10 km (1.8 GHz). The quadcopter can remain in flight for up to 35 minutes. Hull water protection complies with IP53 standard.
Source: Aviation Week