Irish drone firm targets expansion into Britain

MurphyUAV works with Intel, the Railway Procurement Agency and National Roads Authority

28th August, 2016
Julian Deeks, the South African director of MurphyUAV and British army veteran PIc: Barry Cronin

MurphyUAV, the Irish drone specialist headed up by a veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, is set to expand into Britain.

Julian Deeks, originally from South Africa, is director of MurphyUAV, the drone division of Kildare surveying company Murphy Surveys. Deeks is pushing the boundaries of the technology across a multitude of sectors, including high-tech data analysis and construction.

But before he settled in Kildare, he spent years guiding combat patrols through the harsh...

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