Jay Menon

Jay Menon
India Correspondent,
Aviation Week
India To Launch South Asia Satellite In Early May 
The satellite features 12 Ku-band transponders to provide assistance in telemedicine, tele-education, crop productivity and disaster management to the South Asia region.
India Calls For Input On Mission To Venus 
Scientists have been asked to come up with suggestions on what type of satellite and rocket will be required for a Venus probe.
India To Export Torpedoes To Myanmar 
India will soon supply indigenously-developed lightweight torpedoes to Myanmar in a deal worth about $38 million.
IAI Signs $2B Missile Defense Deal With India 
Israel Aerospace Industries has signed a $2 billion missile defense deal with India.
ISRO Calls On Private Player To Build Navsat Spares 
India’s state-run space agency has partnered with a local defense equipment maker to develop two spare Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System spacecraft.
India To Buy More Barak-I Missiles 
India will soon buy more than 100 additional Barak-I missiles from Israel for about 5 billion rupees ($77 million).
India To Launch Five Comsats In 2017 
India plans to launch five communications satellites by December.
India’s HAL Providing 32 Helicopters Under PBL Contract 
India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. will provide 32 Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopters to the country’s navy and coast guard.
Indian Navy Retires Tu-142M Maritime Patroller 
The Indian Navy’s three Tupolev Tu-142M long-range maritime patrol aircraft were decommissioned on March 29 after 30,000 hr. of accident-free flying over nearly three decades.
India’s GSLV Mk. 3 To Take Off By May 
India hopes to launch its much-awaited Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mk. 3 heavy rocket carrying the GSAT-1 satellite by May.
IAF Sukhoi Crashes, Helicopter Goes Down 
An Indian air force Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter crashed March 15 while on a routine training sortie. Both pilots ejected safely.
India Successfully Tests Extended Range BrahMos 
India has tested a version of the supersonic BrahMos missile with an extended range of 450 km (280 mi.).
India Tests Soft Landing Tech For Second Moon Mission 
Ground tests are being conducted at different ISRO facilities in anticipation of India's first soft touchdown on the lunar surface.
India Test-Fires Anti-ship Missile From Sub 
India has test-fired an anti-ship missile from its first homegrown submarine, taking a significant step toward strengthening its undersea naval forces.
India’s AMCA Fighter To Enter Preliminary Design 
Defense ministry fighter developers have completed studies of configurations and feasibility for India’s proposed stealth aircraft. They are awaiting a go-ahead for full-scale development.
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