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How does the Army use drones?

How does the Army use drones?

Can you guess when an army used an unmanned air vehicle (UAV) for the first time? The answer may surprise you – in July 1849 Austrian forces launched unmanned balloons from land and sea as part of a strategic mission. The military has come a long way from using balloon UAVs. Today they employ the most sophisticated drone technology to accomplish everything from object tracking to combat search and rescue, and the army, in particular, uses drones to accomplish a variety of tasks. Although armies have used UAVs in one form or another for over a century, widespread army drone use has increased over the last 20 years. Learn some of the lesser-known ways the army uses drones? 1.    Signal intelligence Gathering valuable data about objects and people is a necessity for military forces. An army has to protect itself from all kinds of threats on the ground and in […]

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How does the Army use drones?

5 surprising ways that drones are helping others

Drones are helping others and being used now more than ever before as many creative applications for the unmanned aircraft come to light. They are helping people all over the world and many people aren’t even aware of it. In just a matter of years, this powerful technology has gone from serving the defense and aerospace industries to widespread use across multiple fields. Now, there are hundreds of applications for drones, and people everywhere are benefiting from their use in one way or another. Below you’ll learn about five interesting ways that drones are helping others and being used in modern life. Drones for good: Positive applications with drones helping others 1. Coral Reef health monitoring Experts in multiple fields are alarmed at how rapidly coral reefs around the world are dying. Thanks to practices like overfishing, blast fishing, and canal digging, along with the added issue of climate change, […]

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Top 3 “must-listen” drone podcasts from the Mirragin “Drones For Good” series

Top 3 “must-listen” drone podcasts from the Drones For Good series

Drone technology is developing rapidly and providing new solutions for our everyday life. That is why the Drones for Good podcast exists and showcases passionate professionals in the drone industry who share their insights, vision of the future, and an in-depth understanding of how the myriad of applications of professional drones benefit organisations and help build our future. 1. LTCOL Keirin Joyce, Australian Army: How we can use drones to solve problems  Even though the concept of drones developed almost a century ago, professional drones offer opportunities to serve people and solve problems. In this podcast episode, we had an interesting and informative conversation with LTCOL Keirin Joyce about the current trajectory of the unmanned industry. As the UAS Capability Manager for the Australian Army, Joyce’s goal has been to build drone literacy among soldiers of all ranks. In his military career, he worked to shift the perspectives of cutting-edge […]

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How drone technology can be a life-saver in the current times

Getting to know your drone: What is payload?

Drones. They are a complicated tool with many variables and elements that you need to make the cogs work together, so to speak. We’ve talked at length about how the most important part of developing a drone program is getting to the root of your problem. What is a challenge you’re facing at work right now that could be solved through effective drone use? How can you harness the power of drones to simplify your day-to-day operations and enhance the tasks you’re already performing? Once you’ve isolated your problem, you’ll be in a strong position to design your drone program. The unmanned air vehicle (UAV) is a crucial part of the overall system, but a comprehensive drone solution involves much more than just the UAV (aka the drone). In this blog you’ll learn all about the various parts of a drone’s physical systems, the payload and why it’s important. There […]

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How drone technology can be a life-saver in the current times

How drone technology can be a life-saver in the current times

“What new technology does is create new opportunities to do a job that customers want done.” – Tim O’Reilly, Tech Entrepreneur How do we use drones for safety and protection nowadays? There may be millions of ways to answer this question. From air traffic control, agriculture, healthcare, border security, or merely just a hobby for enthusiasts, drone use is almost limitless. But the everyday use of drones in many parts of the world is much wider than we often hear about. Here’s how drones are serving us in everyday life to save lives and protect our future. The evolution and purpose of ambulance drone technology When an accident happens, the fast and efficient response of emergency services and on-time medical help is crucial for saving lives. Unfortunately, as technically advanced as they are, ambulance services may not be the most efficient in many instances, especially in the face of natural […]

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Drone industry Australia: How drones are used in disaster management

How drones are used in disaster management

Disaster can strike anywhere at any time. In an instant, thousands of people can be injured, displaced from homes, or cut off from critical supplies like water, food, and fuel. We do our best to plan for the unexpected and to predict catastrophes like earthquakes, tropical storms, and tornadoes, but we can’t always see what’s coming. The next best thing to predicting a disaster is being able to respond effectively, even when you’re surrounded by chaos. Drones are quickly becoming the tool of choice for disaster response around the world. Not only is drone technology more affordable and accessible than before, it’s often more effective at managing disasters than other methods currently in use. Keep reading to discover the innovative ways that drones are used for disaster response: ●      Damage assessments Damage assessments are a costly but necessary part of disaster management. Usually workers have to walk, drive, hike or […]

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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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