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Drone technology - the invention of the past that guide us to the future

Drone technology: Invention of the past guides the future

They were described in fiction books in the late 1900s, but no one could imagine how the futuristic technology of pilotless aircraft would ever be used – let alone become so widely deployed to change the world. But today we are seeing it all as organisations around the world move to adopt drones. From agricultural development and massive constructions to photographing and videoing weddings and reality shows, commercial drones have made their way to every possible field and industry. More recently, they have been used in healthcare missions and at the same time have been successfully contributing to the current pandemic. Only a few years ago, commercial drone-based delivery was a goal many companies were working towards. Today the world’s leading companies are successfully deploying drones as one of the most efficient solutions. Technology is rapidly evolving and every day we see new companies introducing innovative UAV solutions for the […]

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Using drones to accomplish non-governmental organisation (NGO) missions

Using drones to accomplish NGO missions

Around the world, nearly 10 million non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are working to address complex political and social issues. These organisations rely on donations and outside funding to accomplish their goals, and they call upon volunteers to donate time and resources in hopes of making the world a safer place to live. In search of simplicity, some large NGOs are adopting drone technology to help tackle complex political issues. Here you’ll learn about the most common ways that NGOs use unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) worldwide. 1. Refugee management Every year, people are displaced by political upheavals, war, natural disasters, and other devastating events. Without oversight, these mass displacements of people can quickly devolve into chaos. NGOs step in to find suitable locations for refugee camps, manage the inflow and outflow of supplies and people, help care for the needs of displaced persons and more. In recent years NGOs have begun relying […]

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Life-saving drones: How drones are changing the world we live in | Mirragin Unmanned Systems

Life-saving drones: How drones are changing the world we live in

FACT: Drones continue to be a popular choice for emergency response because of their versatility, sophistication and accessibility and more and more emergency-response professionals worldwide are using drones to tackle everything from natural disasters to live events.  Scenario One: Events and venues Popular sporting events are jumping onboard the drone technology bandwagon too.  For example, the trend of embracing drones in sports and training began in the NFL years ago. Recently, the head coach of Yellow Jackets football team, Texas, asked for a drone with a camera to shoot videos of the team’s practices from an elevated angle. Meanwhile, a black drone buzzed around the goal posts, constantly adjusting for the best shot possible as the American River College football was underway. The drone is the latest tool the ARC football team is using to improve its game.  However, drones aren’t just used outside – they can effectively be used […]

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Drones For Good: The Mirragin top 5 “must-listen” podcast episodes | Mirragin Unmanned Systems

Drones For Good: The Mirragin top 5 “must-listen” podcast episodes

“Drones can be useful tools, and I am all about useful tools. One of my mottos is – the right tool for the right job.” – Martha Stewart, Businesswoman Unmanned aerial systems have been around for a long time, but have recently become more deployable across several industries. We know so much about how drones are used around the world, especially now during the COVID crisis, but rarely find out about the people who take charge and make it happen. On our Drones For Good Mirragin podcast series, we speak with the leaders in the drone industry who have contributed to what we witness today and discuss what lies ahead. If you want to be informed and inspired by every move the drone industry makes, we have narrowed it down to the top 5 podcasts you will enjoy.  Are you ready to expand your knowledge about the drone industry? 1. […]

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Modern drone technology: From the military base to the bright future of humanity | Mirragin Unmanned Systems

Modern drone technology: From the military base to the bright future of humanity

Drones are a perfect example of the most advanced modern technology that is widely used by businesses all over the world. While they originate from the military’s efforts, modern drones are widely used in civilian life nowadays. Did you know, drones are not a “new” technology?  Officially drones were introduced in the 1900s with the aim to invent a device that may fly in extreme conditions with no danger for pilots. Their fields of application are limitless nowadays. While police and media use drones to collect relevant data, more and more industries discover that they provide innovative solutions for everyday issues. Farmers use them to collect information about crops, companies like Amazon have begun to use drones for delivery services and many others explore their potential for more efficient logistics.  Many companies in the Australian market have already started to introduce innovative solutions based on opportunities provided by drones. Our […]

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Drones and infrastructure projects: Are drones are our silent protector?| Mirragin Unmanned Systems

Drones and infrastructure projects: Are drones our silent protector?

Every day we rely on key infrastructure like pipelines, buried cables and signal towers to get work done, travel from one spot to another and to communicate with others.  We have all pulled up to a broken traffic light or lost mobile signal in the middle of a call, so we know how frustrating it can be when basic systems fail.  Governments and private organisations invest millions of dollars and many hours of manpower to ensure that our infrastructure works reliably, but systems aren’t perfect.  That’s why governments and private organisations are tapping into the power of drones for repairing, maintaining, and monitoring our most crucial pieces of infrastructure.  Here you’ll learn about some of the incredible ways that drones are used in infrastructure-related projects.  1 – Pipeline monitoring Pipelines spanning hundreds of kilometers deliver oil to cities, towns and nations. Without oil, our world essentially comes to a standstill, […]

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How drones in agriculture can revolutionise Australia’s most important industry | Mirragin Unmanned Systems

PODCAST – How drones in agriculture can revolutionise Australia’s most important industry

Drones in agriculture: Throughout history, farming and agriculture were the backbone of human civilisation. It might seem like the industrial revolution, development of gene synthesis and socio-economic destabilisation have stunned its development and significance in human civilisation. But the truth is that the latest trends of conscious consumption and eco-friendly existence have put agriculture back in the center of attention. The economic sustainability of every region is evaluated due to the condition of its agricultural sector. After all, the time has come to collaborate technology and artificial intelligence with the eternal wisdom of natural science. This, along with Tristan Steventon’s stride in farming and defence, led to the inception of StevTech – an impressive agriculture drone service provider. Australia, like many other countries, sees agriculture as one of its economically viable industries. Supporting agriculture and farming businesses contributes directly to the economic stability of the region. While serving in the […]

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Different types of drones: Which one do you choose for your organisation? | Mirragin Unmanned Systems

Different types of drones: Which one do you choose for your organisation?

One of the biggest problems we see in the drone industry, because it is so new, is that most organisations (also new to the drone industry) think that an effective drone program is all about the drone. But it’s not. It’s just one component, and in many ways is the least important. The drone (also known as an “unmanned aircraft” or “remotely piloted aircraft”) is one part of a physical system that comprises several key components. The others include payload, data analysis, people and ground control systems, which we will discuss in upcoming blogs. As we discussed in a previous blog “The first step is not about the drone”, choosing the drone is not the start of the journey, it’s about figuring out the problem you are trying to solve. But once you know the problem, you can design your solution, including getting the right type of drone for your […]

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5 interesting ways drones are impacting our security forces | Mirragin Unmanned Systems

5 interesting ways drones are impacting our security forces

“Drones overall will be more impactful than I think people recognize, in positive ways to help society” -Bill Gates Once a fascination in the past is now a catalyst of a high-tech future. What used to be viewed as an “expensive toy” is now making its way to every individual, business and industry with its limitless offerings.  Drone technology has been evolving at a rapid rate and has found its calling in several novel and lesser-known uses. While today, we hear more about its grandeur in the commercial market with businesses, drones were initially known for its need in the military. From unmanned balloons to drone deliveries and wildlife conservation to aerial emergency response, these versatile aerial vehicles have a strong hold especially in the army, navy, airforce, police and the fire crews. In this blog, we will explore the use of drones for good in these five areas where […]

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Surf life saving drones: How UAVs are being used to save lives | Mirragin Unmanned Systems

Surf life saving drones: How UAVs are being used to save lives

Surfing: A national pastime and with our incredible coastline and excellent weather, it’s no surprise that surfing is a popular Australian hobby at any time of year.  Some surveys show that as many as 1 in 10 Australians surf for fun, and our country is dotted with over 100 surf schools.  In sum, thousands of surfers at various skill levels are catching waves every day – so there is a serious need for monitoring our oceans and beaches to keep surfers safe.  Drones are a cost-effective and powerful tool for keeping our surfers and swimmers safe. Keep reading to discover the unique ways that Australia deploys drones for surf lifesaving.  Aiding in searches Surf lifesaving crews are constantly on the watch for surfers who are caught in riptides or incapacitated in other ways. Between powerful currents, massive waves and natural threats, the ocean is a frightening place to get caught. […]

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