New Delhi based M2K Group, with interests in the aviation, biotechnology, hospitality, and real estate sectors, has signed an Alliance Agreement with Martin Aircraft Company Limited (Martin Aircraft), (ASX:MJP) of New Zealand to bring the world’s first practical Jetpack to India.
The Martin Jetpack, flown by a single pilot or via remote control, can take off and land vertically (VTOL) and because of its small dimensions, it can operate in confined spaces such as close to or between buildings, near trees or in confined areas that other VTOL aircraft such as helicopters cannot access.
The Jetpack will find ready use in patrolling, surveillance, emergency, rescue, entertainment and a host of other applications. The Martin Jetpack’s manned version gives it a competitive advantage in key markets: first responder, military, commercial and recreation. In addition as a heavy lift Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) unmanned air vehicle (UAV), the Martin Jetpack has a significant operational advantage being able to carry payloads of up to 120kgs.
With a focus on safety, the Martin Jetpack has a composite structure pilot module that protects the pilot in the event of any incident and a ballistic parachute system that can deploy and safely recover the aircraft from only a few metres above the ground. This will make the Jetpack one of the safest aircraft in the world today.
M2k and MAC signed a JV Agreement at the Paris Air Show on 16th June providing for exclusive marketing on the Jetpack in India, with possibility of future local production and buy back. The JV is now planning for bringing the Jetpack to India with a series of demos and displays.
Mr. Deepak Singhal, President said “Jetpacks will be a paradigm changing technology, and will become a ubiquitous part of our lives. They will offer prompt and cost-effective solutions for emergency and rescue services, defence and police applications, patrolling of linear assets such as power and gas pipelines and a host of other exciting applications limited only by our imagination. We have assessed significant demand in India among first-responder and security forces. “
M2K is a Delhi-based group with interests in aviation, biotechnology, entertainment and real estate (www.m2kindia.com). M2K Aviation division works with government and industry to bring about a paradigm shift through the introduction of disruptive technology platforms and innovative aviation solutions that both improve and save human lives.
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