Our core values


Sovereign Manufacturing

We bring together sovereign manufacturing processes and highly-skilled engineers to take control of our designs and develop high-quality customised products.

Research & Development

Using the latest in design tools and CAD software we strive for a holistic "research-to-design" approach. Our designs are built on real-world data, testing and design validation.


We place particular importance in the reliability of our systems. Based in the heart of rural Australia we know how extreme the weather conditions can become.

The HoverCell Feature Video

HoverCell – Hybrid Multicopter

  • Modular design
    • for easy transport and servicing
  • Quick release arms
    • plug-n-play screw attachments
  • Powerful propulsion
    • rotor redundancy & health monitoring
  • Custom payloads available
    • optional oblique, thermal and multispec
  • Quick refuling
    • proprietary magnetic coupling
  • Flight time of 2Hrs*
    • with 2kg payload and 5 liters of fuel
  • Low running costs
    • up to ten times cheaper than batteries
  • Safe to operate
    • redundancy on all critical systems
  • Refuel and fly again
    • only 5min refuling time needed
  • Built for Australia
    • IP45* and extended operating temperature
  • Custom avionics
    • for sovereign manufacturing
  • Survey grade GPS
    • 1cm RTK and PPK available

*preliminary specification

HoverMast – Drone Ground Station

  • Rugged long range communications
    • Up to 50km range*
    • Mesh networking capability*
    • 900MHz and 2.4GHz options
    • Priority drone control channel
    • Dual multi-frequency L1/L2 GNSS receivers
    • Centimeter-level absolute accuracy
    • PPK optional*
  • Actuated mast extension
    • effectively doubles mast height
    • maximises communications range
    • automated deployment – perfect for vehicles
  • Optional
    • Fixed, Tripod or Towbar* fitting
    • built-in weather station

  • High Definition Video
    • Multiple high definition video streams
    • H.264 and H.265 encoding
  • Mobile Tethering
    • Creates a WIFI hotspot
    • Internet access
  • Ruggedised tablet
    • Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 3
    • MIL-STD-810 certified
    • IP68

*preliminary specification

Our Manufacturing Capability

Electronic Design

Electronic design feature video

  • Electronic solution creation
  • Schematic design
  • Printed circuit board layout
  • Component population
  • General assembly
  • Test jigs
  • Firmware loading
  • Testing & quality control
  • Small production runs

Product Development

Product development feature video

  • Product solution creation
  • 3D modeling
  • Reverse-engineering
  • Modifications/Enhancements
  • Computer-aided design
  • Virtual product assembly
  • Electronics integration
  • 3D printing – composites & plastics
  • CNC machining – composites, plastics and soft metals
  • Assembly jigs
  • Design validation
  • Testing and quality control
  • Small production runs

Embedded Software Development

  • Microcontroller firmware and sensor drivers
  • Embedded communications and device connectivity
  • Linux software and networking
  • Languages include: C/C++, Python, Java, Javascript, HTML
  • Mobile and desktop App development
  • Testing and quality control

Meet Our Team

Richard Manning

Director & CFO

From jackeroo to regional manager, Richard has participated in every side of the agriculture industry.

This knowledge proved essential in his thirty years of entrepreneurship. His most recent agritech venture: Interactive Wool Group reached worldwide success and was later acquired by BSC Electronics.

Now as a director of Australian Aeronautics, Richard uses his vast business experience to steer the company in the right direction.

Mike Carter

Operations Manager


Educated as an aeronautical engineer, our operations manager has the necessary background to understand the technical challenges of the company.

His decade of experience working for QANTAS Airways in roles ranging from Business Analyst to Algorithm Lead allow him to understand our business holistically: from the detail level to the bigger picture view.

Pragmatic, he knows which tradeoffs have to be made for successful commercialisation of an engineering product.

John Stokes

Production Manager


As a highly experienced aircraft maintenance professional, he will be in his element when overseeing the production and maintenance of the HoverWatch fleet.

While working for Ansett Airlines and BAE systems, he serviced an extensive number of aircraft types. The HoverCell will just be another addition to this list.

Having led and trained engineering teams in aircraft maintenance, he has developed excellent management skills. These will prove invaluable in his role as production manager.

Brandon Chung



Brandon is a first Class honour Aerospace Engineer from the University of Sydney.

He has worked at Boeing Defence Australia as a Software engineer, supporting the E-7A Wedgetail project. He also took on extra responsibility in Boeing's Aircraft Structural Integrity sector.

After two years in Defence, Brandon moved on to become a Senior Quality Assurance / Software Engineer at Qantas, where he worked on the Flight Planning, Constellation project that is pivotal for Project Sunrise ultra-long flight.



We are looking for exceptional software developers.

If you think you are a suitable candidate please send us your CV.

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Daruka, NSW, Australia

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