Growth in Defence Industry Networks for Remote Imaging Solutions

Remote Imaging Solutions has been selected to be listed in the inaugural Defence Industry Capability Directory. It is part of the Western Australian Governments support for local Defence Industry by highlighting the capabilities of all the businesses in WA that can contribute to the latest wave of investment in projects that Defence is undertaking in WA.

The work conducted as part of the Defence West Hub’s initiative is supported by the Premier Mark McGowan and the Minister for Defence Issues Paul Papalia. The aim is to focus on the Commonwealth Government’s Defence Integrated Investment Program and the six capability streams contained within it.

The company was able to review its current and future plans of UAVs and ROVs against the Defence capability streams to understand where its products could contribute to the national Defence endeavour. As part of the selection process Remote Imaging Solutions was able to detail and demonstrate the capabilities it encompasses across 5 capability streams and 15 capability domains.

Rear Admiral (Rtd) Raydon Gates AO CSM, promotes the world class and globally competitive capabilities of WA and the Defence Industry Capability Directory. It will be the first stop for enterprises looking to engage with small to medium enterprises like Remote Imaging Solutions to utilise UAVs and ROVs in a range of Defence activities in WA.

In addition to the Defence Industry Capability Directory highlighting the skills and expertise in UAVs and ROVs, Remote Imaging Solutions is proud to be part of the Henderson Alliance. It is the intention of Remote Imaging Solutions to expand its presence into Defence Industry to collaborate with all levels of contractors and embed itself as an enterprise of choice when utilising UAV and ROV technology to compliment Defence maintenance and operations.

“The Henderson Alliance has been established by a group of progressive small & medium enterprises (SMEs) to support a higher level of small business participation in emerging defence industry contracts in Western Australia.”

The purpose is three-fold:

  • to provide a voice to industry and government for SMEs in defence
  • to provide a platform for SMEs to form partnerships to allow participation in larger scale projects
  • to create a forum for networking, mutual support and innovation

Commercial Drone Applications Explained

Commercial Drone Services

UAVs or unmanned aerial vehicles (also known as drones) are changing the way things are done in everything from the military to commercial applications. These changes are creating new opportunities for businesses and consumers in emerging markets.

Innovations propelled by drone technology has impacted media, emergency response and preparedness, and commercial industries like photography. In other words they are doing some pretty cool stuff.

CASA (Civil Aviation Safety Authority) recently released standards for commercial drone operation which attempts to define the legal landscape for drone operation and commercial application.

In an effort to uncover more information on drone technology and applications, we interviewed several industry insiders and UAV gurus on what is in store for the technology down the road. Based on their answers, we learned that these aircraft are flexible tools that can modify how organizations operate not to mention assisting people in the development of startup companies.

Farming Applications

The farming community has benefited from technological advancements for centuries and the emergence of drones is no different. As a matter of fact, UAV industry insiders claim that agriculture is an industry ripe with opportunity for drone research and technology.

Drones can assist farmers in saving on costs of surveying failing crops before too much time has passed in addition to helping determine inventory. UAVs have also been used in mapping farm land for planting and irrigation strategies.

Although flight technology has greatly improved, the true marvel of drones is in the data-capturing sensors and software that can be installed in drones. “The UAV is just a vehicle. The important part are the sensors capturing data and software used to analyze that data. It can extrapolate that information to create useful decisions,” Opp said.

Drones can also be equipped to do common farming tasks once carried out by live pilots such as crop dusting, irrigation, and even fire suppression. On farms with livestock, drones can be used to monitor animals and even monitor animal population health.

Building and Construction

Architectural firms and contractors are also beneficiaries of drone technology. Individuals in the architecture industry can use drones to capture footage or a given property or building and render three dimensional drawings to help plan projects.

Firms can also quickly create aerial shots to create real-world concepts and also use those same mappings for business presentations and marketing purposes.

Engineering Applications

Engineering firms can also take advantage of drones for scaled projects like transmission cables, maintenance inspections, and oil pipelines among others.

“Engineering firms are a prime example of businesses where drones can have a variety of applications,” Opp said. “These businesses are involved in projects like airport planning, road construction, maintenance, and large-scale infrastructure projects. Surveying work is also a great area where drone tech can be applied to improve efficiency.”

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Individuals in the architecture industry can use drones to capture footage or a given property or building and render three dimensional drawings to help plan projects.

Environmental Conservation and Monitoring

Just as farmers utilise drones to keep an eye on crops, ecology professionals can leverage the tech to monitor environmental conservation. Because of the discrete and cost effective nature of UAVs, they can be used to monitor wild animal populations and remote conservation efforts where routine expeditions are too costly.

Drone technology can also offer the unique advantage of identifying species in regions that are difficult for humans to navigate.

Media Applications of Drones

Media coverage is something one dominated by professional helicopter pilots. That phenomenon has its obvious drawbacks such as equipment and manpower costs. Today, even small, local news networks can afford to get high definition video and stream it to broadcast stations in real time using inexpensive drone technology.

Contact Remote Imaging Solutions for Commercial Drone Services and Advice

Remote Imaging Solutions is a premiere commercial drone coverage provider offering a full suite of drone solutions to its customers. Whether you’re an enterprise customer with intricate commercial application needs or a small business needing simple imaging solutions, Remote Imaging Solutions can help. For more information, please contact us today.


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