DJI’s Active Track 5.0 on Mavic 3 gains ground on Skydio

DJI Mavic 3 Skydio

The DJI Mavic 3 Pro flagship prosumer drone shipped installed last year without the company’s tracking software (as well as a bunch of other stuff we’ve come to know and love about DJI products). Earlier this year, DJI released firmware that enabled tracking called Active Track 5.0. Naturally, we took it for some testing and compared it to the king of tracker drones, the Skydio 2.

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You don’t need to upload Skydio drone data manually to DroneDeploy anymore

So, you use DroneDeploy to visualize and analyze your Skydio drone data? You can now upload imagery captured on any Skydio drone directly to the DroneDeploy cloud platform without ever touching your SD card!

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The Buzz Podcast: Drone Insurance reviews accident data, Skydio’s 100 Million Contract, and more

Join Yifei and Seth for this week’s weekly round-up of news from the drone industry. Each week they discuss the top stories and pick a drone video of the week.

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Skydio wins US Army’s $100 million small drone recon contract

Drone manufacturer and automated flight specialist Skydio says it has won a contract to supply its X2D UAVs to the US Army’s Short-Range Reconnaissance Program (SRR). Valued at $20.2 million annually, the fixed-price provisionment agreement is expected to be worth $99.8 million over its five-year duration.

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AirData partnership enables automatic retrieval of Skydio drone flight data

Drone manufacturer Skydio and fleet management software company AirData are coming together as technology partners. The partnership will see the integration of Skydio 2, Skydio X2, and the Skydio 2+ drones into the AirData platform, with an added benefit of live-streaming drone footage coming soon.

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DJI Mini 3, FPV Mini, Phantom 5, Autel Nano, Skydio… New drones of 2022! [Video]

This week on the DroneDJ YouTube channel, Yifei and Seth discussed what they expect to come out from the drone industry this year.

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