Innovative and capable drone technology

Geodrones Australia develops rapid solutions.

We pair advanced manufacturing with electronic systems to meet current and emerging needs of the business, government organisation and citizen communities.

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Our work

GDA Aerospace

    • R&D services provided to government clients to investigate use or design of drones.
    • Designing innovative robot and automation technology, allowing for better identification and navigation in GPS denied environments.
    • In-house design of drones​.

GDA Technologies

    • Design and manufacturing where strong, durable and light weight innovative solutions are required.

GDA Powertrains

    • R&D services and manufacturing of sovereign electric motors and battery technology.
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Our values

We are passionate about innovative technology, delivering rapid solutions, connection to community and a robust Australian industry.

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Our vision

We envisage a market where drones are fundamental to our national supply chain infrastructure.

Australia will be a leader in unmanned systems development, rapid prototyping and agile technology solutions.

And, we envisage Australian Capital Territory will become the East Coast hub for aerial R&D and Heavy Lift Drone Operations.

Our team

Geodrones Australia is a Canberra-based company, specialising in bringing the latest in drone technologies and associated services to our community of business, government organisations and citizens. ​

We are fully credentialled. We are licensed by CASA to operate drones for commercial purposes and our drone pilots have individual CASA accreditations.​

<p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Jason Vella</strong></p>
<p>CO-FOUNDER, DIRECTOR</p>
<p style="text-align: center;">
Jason is a Geomatics Engineer with a passion for Earth Sciences. Graduating from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Surveying, majoring in GPS and Geodesy Jason has worked in the Offshore Oil and Gas industry before working for the Australian Department of Defence. Jason combined his passion for the Earth Sciences and drones in order to bring innovative solutions to Australia’s Defence Force.</p>

Jason Vella

CO-FOUNDER, DIRECTOR

Jason is a Geomatics Engineer with a passion for Earth Sciences. Graduating from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Surveying, majoring in GPS and Geodesy Jason has worked in the Offshore Oil and Gas industry before working for the Australian Department of Defence. Jason combined his passion for the Earth Sciences and drones in order to bring innovative solutions to Australia’s Defence Force.

<p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Jack Gooday</strong></p>
<p>ENGINEER</p>
<p style="text-align: center;">
Jack is a mechatronics engineering graduate from the Australian National University in Canberra and specialises in unmanned systems design and prototyping. Jack is a key member of our Engineering Team.</p>

Jack Gooday

ENGINEER

Jack is a mechatronics engineering graduate from the Australian National University in Canberra and specialises in unmanned systems design and prototyping. Jack is a key member of our Engineering Team.

<p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Glenn Alcock</strong></p>
<p>CO-FOUNDER, CEO</p>
<p style="text-align: center;">
Glenn is a highly effective leader, bringing a unique perspective to solving complex problems by applying his deep technical understanding of needs combined with his strong communication skills and strategic insights. As an experienced Defence & National Security expert, Glenn is passionate about building reliable sovereign capability.</p>

Glenn Alcock

CO-FOUNDER, CEO

Glenn is a highly effective leader, bringing a unique perspective to solving complex problems by applying his deep technical understanding of needs combined with his strong communication skills and strategic insights. As an experienced Defence & National Security expert, Glenn is passionate about building reliable sovereign capability.

<p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Shaun Lee</strong></p>
<p>INDUSTRIAL DESIGN</p>
<p style="text-align: center;">
Shaun is a Mechanical Engineer who has continued his studies and is currently completing a Bachelor of Industrial Design. Shaun is currently our in house product design engineer and concept artist.</p>

Shaun Lee

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Shaun is a Mechanical Engineer who has continued his studies and is currently completing a Bachelor of Industrial Design. Shaun is currently our in house product design engineer and concept artist.

<p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Pierson Moran</strong></p>
<p>CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER</p>
<p style="text-align: center;">
Pierson is a Mechanical Engineer with interests in aircraft propulsion and computer systems. Pierson joined the Australian Regular Army and attended the Australian Defence Force Academy as a trainee Regimental Service Officer, graduating ADFA with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering. Pierson moved back into civilian life after in 2016 after 4 years in the Army, after which he worked across a range of Defence projects as a contractor.</p>

Pierson Moran

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

Pierson is a Mechanical Engineer with interests in aircraft propulsion and computer systems. Pierson joined the Australian Regular Army and attended the Australian Defence Force Academy as a trainee Regimental Service Officer, graduating ADFA with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering. Pierson moved back into civilian life after in 2016 after 4 years in the Army, after which he worked across a range of Defence projects as a contractor.

<p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Ayad Al Mahturi</strong></p>
<p>TEAM LEAD CONTROL / AVIONICS</p>
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Ayad is a Mechatronics Engineer with interests in machine learning and control systems. Ayad has received his Bachelor and Masters of Mechatronics. He has completed a PhD in Electrical Engineering with a special focus on self-learning control approaches for autonomous systems at the UNSW Canberra.</p>

Ayad Al Mahturi

TEAM LEAD CONTROL / AVIONICS

Ayad is a Mechatronics Engineer with interests in machine learning and control systems. Ayad has received his Bachelor and Masters of Mechatronics. He has completed a PhD in Electrical Engineering with a special focus on self-learning control approaches for autonomous systems at the UNSW Canberra.

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Canberra, ACT Australia.

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