Jay Menon

Jay Menon
India Correspondent,
Aviation Week
Articles
India To Launch 83 Satellites In Single Mission 
India plans to launch 83 satellites in a single mission in January—a first of its kind that will set a world record in space technology.
India To Launch Resourcesat 2A On Dec. 7 
India this week is set to launch Resourcesat 2A—the country’s latest remote sensing satellite.
Chandrayaan-2 To Be Launched In 1Q 2018 
India plans to launch its second lunar exploration mission, Chandrayaan-2, in the first quarter of 2018.
India’s GSLV Mk.3 Developmental Flight In 2017 
The first developmental flight of India’s heaviest rocket—the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-Mk. 3-D1)—is expected in the first quarter of 2017, a senior government official says.
Indian Army Helicopter Crash Kills Three 
An Indian army helicopter crashed while attempting to land at a base, killing two pilots and an officer.
India To Build Nine More Rustom UAVs 
India has announced plans to build nine more long-endurance UAVs following the successful flight of the Rustom-II, meant to boost the country’s homeland security.
Indian Air Force Gives IOC To Upgraded Jaguar Aircraft 
The Indian air force has granted initial operational clearance to the upgraded Sepecat Jaguar ground attack aircraft.
India’s Rustom-II UAV Makes First Flight 
India’s Rustom-II UAV successfully completed its first flight on Nov. 16, “meeting all expectations,” a defense ministry official says.
India To Launch South Asian Satellite Next March  1
India now plans to launch the so-called South Asian satellite next March.
India Begins Work On Sensors For Second Moon Mission  1
India is progressing toward launching its second lunar exploration mission, Chandrayaan-2, with the start of some ground tests and other events planned in the coming months.
Indian Air Force To Get 83 Tejas Mk. 1-A Light Combat Aircraft 
India’s Defense Acquisition Council (DAC) has approved a proposal to buy 83 indigenous Tejas Mk. 1-A Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) for the Indian air force (IAF) at a cost of 500.25 billion rupees ($7.5 billion).
India Postpones Launch Of South Asian Satellite 
India has postponed the launch of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation communications satellite, which had been scheduled for later this year, a space scientist says.
India Considers Setting Up Lunar Telescope 
India is planning to set up a telescope on the Moon.
HAL, Safran Form JV For Helicopter Engine MRO  1
India’s state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and French aerospace giant Safran have formed a joint venture to establish a dedicated helicopter engine support center catering to customers in India.
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.
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