Indian Army awards contract to Johnnette Technologies for over 150 JM-1 loitering munitions

Indian Army awards contract to Johnnette Technologies for over 150 JM-1 loitering munitions

In a historic move, the Indian Army has awarded a pivotal contract to Johnnette Technologies Private Limited for the procurement of more than 150 JM-1 loitering munitions. This strategic acquisition highlights India’s growing defence autonomy and aligns with the Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative.

Johnnette Technologies secured the contract after rigorous high-altitude trials of the JM-1, a precision-guided loitering munition designed for advanced tactical engagements. The JM-1’s cutting-edge AI algorithm enables precise targeting at altitudes exceeding 18,000 feet, significantly enhancing the Indian Army’s operational capabilities.

Founded in 2014 by retired Lt Cdr John Livingstone, Johnnette Technologies has been at the forefront of unmanned systems technology, providing innovative solutions to both military and commercial sectors. The company’s commitment to high-quality aerospace systems is demonstrated by its continuous growth and success.

“We believe this Johnnette JM-1 contract reaffirms our dedication towards producing high-quality defence products and our support for Atmanirbhar Bharat,” said Lt Cdr John Livingstone, Founder and CEO of Johnnette Technologies. “This contract capitalizes on our experience collaborating closely with our defence clients and our position as a leading provider of high-quality, rapidly deployable UAVs and loitering munitions for the Indian military.”

The JM-1 boasts impressive capabilities, with max tested launch altitude at 18,000 feet and a maximum altitude for operations at 500 meters. With a range of 5 km and a flight endurance of up to 25 minutes, the JM-1 is equipped with advanced GPS navigation and onboard computing systems to ensure precise targeting and control. The flexibility of launch methods, either via canister or by hand, makes it adaptable to various mission requirements.

The acquisition of the JM-1 loitering munitions marks a significant milestone in the Indian Army’s efforts to enhance its tactical capabilities with advanced, locally-produced technology, further solidifying India’s position in the global defence landscape.


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