About Us

Empowering growers with industry-leading imaging solutions and high precision data

At Stratus Imaging, we’re committed to helping farmers, agronomists and researchers across Australia make informed, data-driven decisions. Remote sensing technology from State-of-the-art UAVs, Manned Aircraft and Satellite, combined with industry-leading analysis, empowers the agriculture industry to make better decisions, maximising yields and saving both time and money


Innovative solutions

Stratus Imaging is an industry leader in the application of spatial imagery for crop management. 


Our customers are at the core of everything we do. We’re committed to listening to the ongoing concerns of the agriculture sector and developing revolutionary technologies with customer solutions always in mind. 


Committed to safety

Safety and privacy are paramount to our business and clients. Our pilots are professionally trained and insured, operating at all times within CASA regulations. Find out more.

Industry leading

Stratus Imaging is well-regarded in the agriculture sector for our innovative technologies, high safety standards and collaboration with industry leaders. We’re committed to working with the industry to help strengthen the sector.

Meet the team

Andrew and John
Jonathan Smith
Director & General Manager

Jonathan has spent his whole life around technology, first studying IT Networking and electronics before moving into a Sales Management position within the IT sector. 

He has extensive experience in sales and customer relationship management in both the IT and automotive sectors, having worked as a Fleet Manager in the automotive industry for more than a decade. It was during this time that Jonathan developed his passion for remote-controlled helicopters and drones. 

In 2015, Jonathan established Stratus Imaging, driven by a desire to combine his extensive sales experience, technological capability and passion for drone technology. Jonathan is strongly committed to helping the agricultural sector make more informed decisions using drones and specialised cameras.

Andrew Dedman
Director & Operations Manager

Andrew is an accomplished professional with extensive leadership experience developing and executing strategy to drive sustainable business and cultural change resulting in significant health and safety performance improvement. 

Andrew has a proven track record of leading transformational change to re-energize the safety capability of organisations with cross-functional, multi-site, and multi-business teams, including playing a supporting role in the Australian operations of Shell, one of the top five largest oil and gas firms.

He brings this breadth and depth of OH&S experience and operational knowledge to Stratus Imaging’s day-to-day operations, from flight planning to logistics and maintenance. 

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