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The 4D method for a successful drone program

Implementing a drone program can be complicated, even if you have plenty of resources at your disposal. There are many physical and conceptual pieces to keep track of drone hardware and software, payload equipment, responsibilities across departments and teams, ever-changing regulations, and benchmarks to show whether your program has been successful or not. If you’ve implemented a program and it isn’t functioning as you’d hoped, or you’re trying to create a program but aren’t sure where to start, Mirragin can help. We specialise in drone consulting and UAV program development. We’ve honed our method and processes and we work with organisations such as the Australian Defence Force. Our expertise has helped organisations of all sizes find success with tailored drone programs. The 4D method for a successful drone program Each solution that we design for our clients is unique, but they do follow a specific methodology for success: Define – […]

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Industrial drones are changing the way we work for good

Ken King started seeing small drones come on the market and on the internet in 2012 and simply fell in love with them and all their capabilities, especially industrial drones. Now he builds huge industrial drones that save lives. Only two short years after he became infatuated by them, Ken started building drones in 2014, before he started working with Freespace Drone Racing, now Freespace Operations. One thing led to another and Ken became a partner with the company and Freespace Operations was commercialised based on some huge successes in the industrial drone space. Ken is now co-founder, managing director and chief remote pilot at Freespace Operations. Freespace focuses on large-scale industrial drones for heavy payloads – and is a perfect example of “drones for good”. Ken is our guest on the Drones for Good podcast. Industrial drones are designed to withstand fatigue and repeated use and work all the […]

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4 businesses in Australia’s drone ecosystem having a positive impact

Australia’s drone ecosystem is constantly growing and changing. Our ecosystem – which is comprised of different companies and organisations that each have separate functions – is one of the most robust and innovative on the planet. Here, we’ll highlight a handful of the organisations that are making a positive difference in the world with drones.  Drones for good: 4 companies having an impact in the drone ecosystem 1. Ascent Vision Technologies (AVT)  Ascent Vision Technologies (AVT) is a large aerial imaging company with headquarters in Australia and the United States. Its cutting-edge technology is used in military applications, maritime surveys and aerial-imaging operations. The company even develops surveillance tools for large event venues and personal security. AVT has development and systems integration departments that focus specifically on building and streamlining proprietary drone software.  2. Mira Robotics  Mira Robotics is an autonomous aerial delivery startup in the drone ecosystem that’s currently developing […]

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Why it’s time to implement a drone program in your organisation

Drones are growing in popularity and capability, and within the industry we’re constantly hearing announcements about exciting new features and applications of drone technology. In fact, drones are the way of the future: Goldman Sachs predicts that the drone industry will be worth $100 billion+ by 2020. Unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) were once reserved for specialised operations, like police work, military operations or aerial photography jobs, and while they are used extensively in those fields, opportunities abound for using drone technology in other industries too. And it’s very exciting. Drone technology is crossing industry lines Creative uses for drones are cropping up in industries like agriculture, law enforcement and emergency management, and UAVs are quickly becoming staple tools for photography, mapping and imagery. There are hundreds of ways that drones are being used for good in the world, and your industry might be next in line for a total transformation […]

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QinetiQ (UAS Flight Test Range – Queensland)

A ‘drone testing range’, formally known as the UAS Flight Test Range is on target to have the first UAS in the air in October of this year! A potential game changer for the Australian drone ecosystem, it’s going to allow the testing of UAS in a cost-effective, purpose built, industry focused facility in the Queensland town of Cloncurry. Tasked with the job of delivering this requirement is QinetiQ Australia! Having been selected by the Queensland Government to deliver the project, Andrew Crowe (virtually) sat down with key QinetiQ project team members Michael Andrae (General Manager Emerging Business) and Jim Parkes (Marketing and Communications) to discuss all aspects of the project. Want to know about the timeline, planning considerations and key aspects of the UAS Flight Test Range? Have a listen. It’s an exciting development in our industry! Enjoy. […]

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How drones are helping to fight the Coronavirus crisis

Whilst drones being used to help get through the coronavirus pandemic, they are still being used for other purposes as companies get used to their “new normal” and try to get their work done. […]

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How to successfully implement a drone program

Drones are becoming more powerful, more capable and more commonly used across all industries, and organisations are starting to consider the finer details of implementing an effective drone program. […]

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The first step is not about the drone – it’s about the problem!

2. The first step to a successful drone program is not about the drone – it’s about the problem! Without a thorough understanding of the problem, everything else becomes wasted effort. […]

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Access to medical supplies is now easier with Swoop Aero

Changing lives and making a difference has become the number one aim for Australian global company, Swoop Aero. But it was this one question that changed the path for founders Eric Peck and Josh Tepper. “Could you use a drone to transport chemotherapy medication to regional Australia?” […]

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Drones: Going beyond the sky for the sake of environment

Drones have become popular tool for environmental researchers and scientists to help survey spaces and aggregate data. There are many different uses of drones in environmental science – this list gives you a glimpse at some of the diverse applications of drones in this industry […]

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