Johnston Industries

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Johnston Industries
Corporation Profile
Headquarters: Addicks
Products: Aerospace fighters,
Division(s) Benet III,
New Syrtis

Johnston Industries is a major Federated Suns-based military hardware manufacturer.


When the Star League collapsed, the wealthy Federated Suns-based Johnston family purchased the Tauken Weapons Systems plant on Addicks, only to watch as the Federated Suns, Draconis Combine and Capellan Confederation desperately attempted to control the planet or deny its foes the production facilities. By the time AFFS succeeded in securing the planet, over half the factories were destroyed. Building upon the surviving assembly lines for man-portable lasers, PPCs and the Goblin tank, Johnston slowly made plans to expand.[1][2]

Building a new facility on the Capellan March capital of New Syrtis after the Fourth Succession War, Johnston was now able enter into the manufacture of advanced lostech weaponry and BattleMechs.[2]

In the late 3060s, the company licensed the Fulcrum Hovertank design from Cyclops Incorporated.

The facilities survived the Capellan counterattack due to security forces and efforts of the Fourth Donegal Guards during Liao's six-month battle for the capital.[3] However, later strikes by the Taurian Concordat reduced the New Syrtis lines to a radiation-heavy wasteland.[4] Though in theory the New Syrtis lines could operate at nearly three-quarters of its pre-Jihad output,[5] the government is unwilling to expose workers to the radiation. Until the contamination is cleaned up, these lines will remain offline.[5] To ensure their survival, Johnston upgraded their Benet III component factory to a full production line,[6] but despite work to clear up the contamination on New Syrtis the plant there was still closed to production in the early 3080s.[7]


The company CEO in 3025 was Count Davion Johnston,[1] succeeded by Braet Johnston in 3067.[2]

In November 3074, the Chief Design Operator was Margaret Florence.[8]


Johnston Industries has manufacturing centers on the following planets:


Components produced on Addicks:[9][10]
Component Type
VLN-3D Valiant[9] Light BattleMech
HCT-7R Hatchetman[10] Medium BattleMech
Aerospace Fighter
Daro-1 Dagger[11] Medium aerospace fighter
Goblin[citation needed] Tracked Vehicles
Targeting-Tracking System
BlazeFire SightLock [citation needed]
RangeCheck [citation needed]

Benet III[edit]

Components produced on Benet III:[6][12][13]
Component Type
Valiant[6] Light BattleMech
Fulcrum Hybrid[12] Hovercraft
Heavy NLRM Carrier[13] Tracked Vehicles
Fuel cell
JES 240 Heavy NLRM Carrier[13]
Fusion Engine
Strand 165 Fulcrum Hybrid[12]
Armor (BattleMechs & Combat Vehicles)
Johnston Bastion Plate 530 Hardened Heavy NLRM Carrier[13]
Johnston Reactiweave 6330 Fulcrum Hybrid[12]
Communications System
O/P AIR 900 Fulcrum Hybrid[12]
O/P R Janxiir Heavy NLRM Carrier[13]
Targeting-Tracking System
Fire Scan w/IndirecTrack Heavy NLRM Carrier[13]
Johnston Focuspoint Fulcrum Hybrid[12]
Medium Pulse Laser
Exostar Pinnacle Fulcrum Hybrid[12]
Magshot Gauss rifle
Poland Main Model C Fulcrum Hybrid[12]
Delta Dart II Heavy NLRM Carrier[13]

New Syrtis[edit]

Components produced on New Syrtis:[11][14][15][16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23][24]
Component Type
GRM-01A Garm[14] Light BattleMech
HCT-5S Hatchetman[15] Medium BattleMech
HCT-5D Hatchetman[16] Medium BattleMech
HCT-5DT Hatchetman[16] Medium BattleMech
HCT-6D Hatchetman[15] Medium BattleMech
AXM-1N Axman[17] Heavy BattleMech
CES-3R Caesar[17] Heavy BattleMech
Aerospace Fighter
Daro-1 Dagger[11] Medium aerospace fighter
DAR4-XP Dagger[21] Medium aerospace fighter
Fulcrum Hover Tank[22] Hovercraft
Fulcrum II Hovertank[citation needed] Hovercraft
JI2A1 Attack APC[23] Hovercraft - Light APC
Hasek Mechanized Combat Vehicle[24] Wheeled Vehicles - Medium APC
Goblin[17][18] Tracked Vehicles - Medium Tank
Glory[19] Tracked Vehicles - Heavy Fire Support Vehicle
Prairie Schooner Land Train[20] Wheeled Support Vehicle
Prairie Schooner Land Train Trailer[20] Wheeled Support Vehicle
Chariot Type II Hatchetman[15]
Dorwinion Standard Axman & Caesar[17]
Johnston Biped L-25-a2 Garm[14]
Internal Combustion Engine
LongWay 180 Goblin[17][18]
Johnston Rapier Mk. VII Dagger[11]
Fuel cell
Fireheart 120 JI2A1[23]
Fusion Engine
Omni 175 Garm[14]
Strand 255 Glory[19]
Light Fusion Engine
GM 200 Light Hasek[24]
Extralight Fusion Engine
Edasich Motors 180 XL Hatchetman[15]
GM SuperFusion 225 XL Dagger[11]
Armor (BattleMechs & Combat Vehicles)
ProtecTech 9 Goblin[18]
Ferro-fibrous Armor
Durallex Super Medium ferro-fibrous w/CASE Hatchetman[15]
Durallex Heavy ferro-fibrous Glory[19]
Johnston Duraweave 6000 ferro-fibrous Garm[14]
Johnston Duraweave 8000 Heavy ferro-fibrous Hasek[24]
Valiant Plate Heavy ferro-fibrous JI2A1 Attack[23]
Armor - FA - Aerospace Fighters
Kallon AeroWeave Ferro Aluminum Dagger[11]
Jump Jets
Rawlings 80-Beta Garm[14]
Communications System
ChatterComm 224 Dagger[11]
CommuTech Multi-Channel w/Guardian ECM Glory[19]
CommuTech XL Goblin[17][18] & Hasek[24]
Johnston Q-Band JI2A1[23]
Johnston Wide Band Axman & Caesar[17]
Lynx-Shur 4.5 Garm[14]
TharHes Thalia HM-22 Hatchetman[15]
Targeting-Tracking System
BlazeFire Ranging System Type 3 w/Artemis IV FCS Glory[19]
BlazeFire Range System Type 5 Hasek[24]
BlazeFire Tracker w/RangeCheck Goblin[18] & JI2A1[23]
RCA Instatrac Mk. XIX Dagger[11]
Sync Tracker (55-42071) Garm[14]
TharHes Ares-8a Hatchetman[15]
LB 10-X AC
Defiance Disintigrator Hatchetman[15]
Small Pulse Laser
BlazeFire Spreadshot Hasek[24]
ER Small Laser
BlazeFire Longshot [citation needed]
ER Medium Laser
Diverse Optics Glory[19]
Medium Laser
Intek Axman & Caesar[17]
Shipped to Tikonov for Cataphract, Thrush & Transit[17]
Medium Pulse Laser
Defiance P5M Hatchetman[15]
Large Laser
BlazeFire Systems Goblin[17][18]
shipped to Talon, moon of Wernke, for Rifleman[17]
ER Large Laser
BlazeFire Sweetshot Shipped to New Avalon for Enforcer[17]
Johnston Parti-Cannon Shipped to Panpour for Manticore,[17] Hasek[24]
Johnston High Speed Caesar[17]
Shipped to Talon for Rifleman[17]
Rotary AC/5
Mydron Tornado Glory[19]
Luxor Devastator-20 Axman[17]
Gauss Rifle
Poland Main Model A Caesar[17]
Shipped to Hesperus II for Banshee, Carlisle for Marauder and to Styk & St. Ives Compact for Victor[17]
Poland Main C [citation needed]
Coventry Star Fire Glory[19]
Holly JI2A1[23]
Machine Gun
Johnston MiniGun Goblin[18]
Johnston Cleaver-V Hatchetman[15]
Poland Main Model C Magshot [citation needed]


  1. 1.0 1.1 House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 153: "Johnston Industries Profile"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Handbook: House Davion, p. 173: "Johnston Industries Profile"
  3. Masters and Minions: The StarCorps Dossiers, p. 44: "New Syrtis" - Operation: Thunderstrike fails to destroy Johnston industries
  4. Objectives: Federated Suns, p. 9
  5. 5.0 5.1 Objectives: Federated Suns, p. 4
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Objectives: Federated Suns, p. 22
  7. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 97: "Capellan March"
  8. Technical Readout: 3075, p. 68
  9. 9.0 9.1 Experimental Technical Readout: Republic, Volume 1, p. 4: "VLN-3D Valiant"
  10. 10.0 10.1 Experimental Technical Readout: Republic, Volume 1, p. 6: "HCT-7R Hatchetman"
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 11.7 Technical Readout: 3067, p. 140: "Produced Dagger Fighter Components"
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6 12.7 Technical Readout: Prototypes, p. 48: "Produced Fulcrum Hybrid Components"
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 Technical Readout: Prototypes, p. 58: "Produced Heavy NLRM Carrier Components"
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 14.7 Technical Readout: 3060, p. 82: "Produced Garm Components on New Syrtis"
  15. 15.00 15.01 15.02 15.03 15.04 15.05 15.06 15.07 15.08 15.09 15.10 Technical Readout: 3050 Upgrade, p. 48: "Produced Hatchetman Components"
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 Shrapnel, Issue #7: "HCT-5D Hatchetman"
  17. 17.00 17.01 17.02 17.03 17.04 17.05 17.06 17.07 17.08 17.09 17.10 17.11 17.12 17.13 17.14 17.15 17.16 17.17 17.18 Objective Raids, p. 90: "Produced Johnston Industries Components"
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 18.5 18.6 18.7 Technical Readout: 3039, p. 58: "Produced Goblin Components on New Syrtis"
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 19.5 19.6 19.7 19.8 Technical Readout: 3067, p. 24: "Produced Glory Vehicle Components"
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex, p. 8: "Produced Prairie Schooner Components"
  21. 21.0 21.1 Experimental Technical Readout: Davion, p. 11: "Produced Dagger Experimental Fighter variant"
  22. 22.0 22.1 Technical Readout: 3058, p. 90: "Fulcrum Hovertank - Variants" - Johnston Industries licensed right to produce the Fulcrum in later 3060s
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 23.3 23.4 23.5 23.6 Technical Readout: 3145 Federated Suns, p. 12-13: "JI2A1 Attack APC"
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 24.3 24.4 24.5 24.6 24.7 Technical Readout: 3145 Federated Suns, pp. 16–17: "Hasek Mechanized Combat Vehicle"