Skynode X

Power a fleet of
autonomous systems

Skynode™X transforms a robotic vehicle from a mere mobile camera into a connected autonomous system that leverages the Auterion software platform. Now 30% thinner, 15% lighter and with upgraded performance.

What can Skynode™X do?

With a fully integrated flight controller and mission computer with U.S. Government certifications, Skynode™ X combines all the core components and connections needed to rapidly deploy the Auterion software stack on a varied range of vehicles.

Its compact form factor enhances ease of integration and optimises size, weight and power without compromising on capability. The latest FMU generation, FMUv6x, ensures access to the most mature technology in terms of performance, reliability and precision.

Skynode™X is designed, assembled and supported in the United States and is fully compliant with the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act, Sec 848.

Features Overview

NDAA compliant, open system standards

Built on a secure open source software base, using widely adopted industry standards including FMUv6x, MAVLink, and PX4

Pre-integrated payloads and radios

A variety of plug-and-play integrated cameras offer complete control, universal UI/UX and reduced cognitive burden; use a variety of tactical radios based on mission requirements

Apps deployment

Through common APIs, third-party software companies can develop AuterionOS applications that add mission-specific capabilities, like object detection or GPS-denied navigation

Endless possibilities onboard

Run AI/ML and computer vision algorithms onboard and use the new Auterion SDK to develop your own applications for Skynode™X

Built for multi-domain operations

Not just for drones, Skynode™X is built for integration into diverse platforms, including ground robotics and watercraft. This facilitates multi-domain teaming through a common embedded software infrastructure and UI.

Streamline operations, reduce cognitive burden

From the operator to the tactical network

  • Payloads are connected to and controlled by AuterionOS, reducing reliance on the ground datalink
  • Common UI/UX across payload types, while exposing full payload functionality to the operator
  • Deliberate handoff of control between pilot and observer ground control stations
  • Advanced behaviors like follow-target
  • Bidirectional communication with TAK via CoT
  • Immediately disseminate media captured during the flight
  • Real-time exchange of information with remote devices within the network

The complete platform.

Leverage the Auterion software platform by deploying your own mission-specific functionality on top.
Auterion GS offers full hardware and software support from U.S. citizens,
to help you enable defense customers to build a scalable fleet of autonomous systems.

Skynode™X is ready for you to integrate immediately. Plug payloads, sensors and components directly into Skynode™X’s external interfaces and operate from the ground with Auterion Mission Control.

Various autonomous systems

Control multicopter, fixed-wing, VTOL drones as well as ground rovers or unmanned boats

Hardened for government use

Cybersecurity-hardened operating system built around DISA STIGs. Unrestricted flight time and option to disable data recording

Auterion Mission Control

Control vehicle and payload, view live video stream and plan missions from a single powerful, but easy-to-use, app.


Run simulations with Skynode™X hardware in the loop

Optional Remote ID

Comply with the final Remote ID rule, enable peer-to-peer, fleet-wide identification

Payloads and datalinks

Supports best-in-class payloads and datalinks for government use cases


Direct integration of operator and BMS views to easily share real-time information

Optional LTE

The optional LTE cloud connection enables automatic flight log analysis, predictive maintenance, fleet management and over-the-air firmware updates.

Everything we do is built on open standards, like RAS-A.

Skynode™X allows you to build open, compliant, and secure systems for your use case.

Add compute power for AI

Connect AI Node, equipped with the NVIDIA® Jetson Xavier™ NX for compute-heavy operations.

More about AI Node

Third-party components

Integrate hardware components like uAvionix transponders, Maxon motors, or Elsight Halo.


Easily deploy your own apps and algorithms onboard, e.g. for autonomous navigation or avoidance.

The Auterion Development Workflow

Custom payload integration

Integrate your own payload using the open Pixhawk Payload Bus standard

Skynode Products


Accelerate your robotics development in every phase of your process with the right Skynode™ product.

Skynode™X Evaluation Kit

Every Skynode™ journey begins with the evaluation kit to facilitate your first integration, including Skynode™ X and all the necessary peripherals in one box.

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Skynode™X Reference design

Depending on your specific requirements on shape or connector types, you can create your own custom hardware based on our Skynode™X reference design.


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Skynode™ Gov

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