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Intelligent, Affordable Mass: Small, Smart, Survivable Drones in Modern Warfare

Posted Oct 26, 2023 | Views 357
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Mark Valentine
Mark Valentine
Mark Valentine
President/General Manager, Global Government @ Skydio

As President/General Manager of Global Government at Skydio, Mark focuses on delivering autonomous aerial capabilities to national governments around the world to make them more productive, creative and safe.

Prior to joining Skydio, Mark was the SVP/GM for Scale AI's Federal team and the GM of Microsoft's National Security team. In those roles, he focused on delivering advanced technologies such as AI/ML, cloud computing and mixed reality to warfighters and analysts across the US Federal government. Prior to his time in industry, Mark served in the US Air Force for over 25 years as a combat veteran fighter pilot (F-16), commander, and staff officer at headquarters US Air Force and the Joint Staff.

Mark currently lives near Annapolis, MD where is is active in the American Legion Boys State program and several non-profit boards.

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As President/General Manager of Global Government at Skydio, Mark focuses on delivering autonomous aerial capabilities to national governments around the world to make them more productive, creative and safe.

Prior to joining Skydio, Mark was the SVP/GM for Scale AI's Federal team and the GM of Microsoft's National Security team. In those roles, he focused on delivering advanced technologies such as AI/ML, cloud computing and mixed reality to warfighters and analysts across the US Federal government. Prior to his time in industry, Mark served in the US Air Force for over 25 years as a combat veteran fighter pilot (F-16), commander, and staff officer at headquarters US Air Force and the Joint Staff.

Mark currently lives near Annapolis, MD where is is active in the American Legion Boys State program and several non-profit boards.

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SUMMARY

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been around since the '60s but what’s new is the wide variety of platforms - from heavy, turbine-powered warbirds - to lightweight, versatile drones capable of many ISR missions. Mark Valentine, president and general manager for global government at Skydio talks about the evolution of defense in this interview with Tom Temin, co-host of The Federal Drive on Federal News Radio.

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