Jay Menon

Jay Menon
India Correspondent,
Aviation Week
Russia To Supply S-400 Missiles To India 
In a bid to strengthen strategic partnerships with its main allies, Russia has agreed to supply the S-400 Triumph, its most advanced anti-aircraft defense system, to India, with deliveries starting in 2020.
India To Launch Resourcesat 2A in November 
India will launch Resourcesat 2A—the latest in a series of the country’s Earth observation satellites—in November, an attempt toward bolstering its weather prediction capabilities.
Indian Air Force Jaguar Fighter Crashes 
An Indian air force Jaguar fighter crashed in western India on Oct. 3.
India Developing Semi-Cryogenic Engine 
India is working toward building an SCE-200 semi-cryogenic liquid oxygen/kerosene engine to power advanced mega space launchers aimed at significantly lowering the cost of its space missions.
India Puts Eight Satellites In Two Orbits With Single Mission 
India has successfully launched eight satellites into two different orbits using one rocket, marking one of the most complex launches in the history of the country’s space missions.
France Sells 36 Rafale Fighters To India Amid Regional Tension  15
The contract between France and India is welcomed by French officials as a diplomatic coup, but it also looms large as part of the arms race between India and some of its neighbors—namely Pakistan and China.
India Developing Second Aircraft Carrier 
India is working to develop a second indigenous aircraft carrier, IAC-2, as it prepares to induct the first one in the next two years, according to a senior Indian navy official.
India Builds Guided Missile Destroyer 
India has developed an advanced guided missile destroyer, which is planned to be inducted into its naval forces in the next two years.
India, France May Sign Rafale Deal Next Week 
India is expected to finally sign an intergovernmental agreement with France to purchase 36 Dassault Rafale fighter aircraft next week.
India To Launch ScatSat-1 Sept. 26 
India has tentatively planned to launch ScatSat-1—an indigenously developed weather forecasting satellite—in late September.
India Looks To Double Satellite Production 
ISRO’s satellite center will help train companies to assemble and test spacecraft.
India’s TAML To Make Closeout Panels For P-8s 
India-based Tata Advanced Materials Ltd (TAML) has been contracted by Boeing to provide composite interior closeout panels for the P-8 aircraft.
India Launches Insat-3DR 
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) launched the country’s latest weather satellite, Insat-3DR, on Sept. 8.
The Week In Defense, Sept. 8-14, 2016 
In this defense roundup, India’s Light Utility Helicopter, Spain’s first A400M fly, Poland may seek Patriots and a Predator B could get European certification.
India’s Light Utility Helicopter Takes Flight 
India successfully conducted the first flight of it homemade Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) on Sept. 6.

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