New Delhi: Johnnette Technologies, one of the top Indian UAV manufacturers, has received an order to Supply their flagship tactical fixed wing drone, Johnnette JF-2, to the Indian Army for border surveillance. According to the company, the drone is India’s first crash resistant drone and stands out as an example for the make in India push that is being driven by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in order to achieve self-reliance in Defence.
With a vision to create cutting edge drones and robots, Lt Cdr John Livingstone – Founder and CEO, started his entrepreneurial journey after retiring from the Indian Navy and founded Johnnette Technologies Private Limited in 2014. Since then, the company has been a pioneer in the development of cutting-edge unmanned systems technology for the Military and Commercial applications in India.
“It is a great feeling to be able to serve the nation even after retiring from the Defence Forces. My team has done prolonged R&D and have created this tactical fixed wing UAV, Johnnette JF-2, for the Military requirements. The uniqueness of our light weight JF-2 is its ability to be crash resistant in multiple terrains due to its sturdy belly-landing design,” says Lt Cdr John Livingstone.
Johnnette JF-2 is a hand launched fixed wing tactical UAV that is designed for surveillance and reconnaissance operations. Its payloads include a high-definition day camera and a thermal imaging camera which makes the platform ideal for day and night operations. It has crash proof avionics bay, anti-jamming and anti-spoofing features which make it an ideal solution for land forces. This is the first fixed wing UAV in its class to be deployed by the Indian Army for border surveillance.
Johnnette Technologies Pvt Ltd. has been a pioneer in the development of Unmanned Systems Technology in India. The company was registered in November 2014 and since then the company has been providing cutting edge high-quality aerospace systems to the paramilitary, commercial, aerospace and defence sectors with expertise in the Unmanned Systems technology.
Apart from its flagship product, the Johnnette JF-2, the company also manufactures low cost loitering munitions (Kamikaze drones) and has plans to manufacture Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicles (UCAVs) in the future.