Mirragin Unmanned Systems has partnered with UGL and McR Defence to deliver jobs for Australian industries through its Australian Maritime Drone Ecosystem capability plan for SEA 129 Phase 5 – the Royal Australian Navy’s Unmanned Aircraft System capability. The Australian veteran owned Mirragin announced the partnership with UGL as an exciting opportunity to pioneer Australia’s sovereign capability through a network of small to medium enterprises and capability partners.
“UGL is an engineering and services business and is a member of the CIMIC Group, an ASX listed company. This an Australian partnership that brings a tremendous depth of project and asset management experience that enhances Australia’s industrial base and maritime security,” said Mirragin Managing Director Rob Sutton. “The Mirragin/UGL solution will deliver a world-class Australian Maritime Drone Ecosystem focused on building Australian-owned industry content. Our team is committed to supporting genuine Australian content for a sustainable and resilient sovereign drone capability,” said Sutton
The Australian Maritime Drone Ecosystem is a whole-of-system solution to Defence’s UAS development program to enhance situational awareness across Australia’s vast maritime environment on the Navy’s forthcoming Arafura class offshore patrol vessels and the ANZAC class frigates.
The Mirragin Australian Maritime Drone Ecosystem will also focus on the development and investment into the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields, Indigenous participation in the workforce and community engagement through advocacy and STEM outreach.