Jay Menon

Jay Menon
India Correspondent,
Aviation Week
Articles
France Sells 36 Rafale Fighters To India Amid Regional Tension  6
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.
India To Launch Advanced Weather Satellite Sept. 8 
India is preparing to launch an advanced meteorological sat this week, taking a step closer toward enhancing climate prediction and disaster warning tech.
India Looks To Engage Private Industry In Space Business 
India is working to engage its private sector in satellite manufacturing and double its satellite launch rate, the country’s top scientist says.
India Plans To Launch 68 Sats At Once In 2017 
India is hoping to launch a record 68 satellites in a single mission early next year, taking a giant step in space commerce as it competes for a bigger share of the burgeoning global space market worth billions of dollars.
U.S., India Sign Defense Logistics Pact 
India and the U.S. have signed a bilateral Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA) by which both nations can use each other’s land, air and naval bases for repair and resupply.
ISRO Successfully Tests Scramjet Engine 
India has successfully tested its indigenously developed supersonic combustion ramjet (scramjet) engine, which engineers hope could one day allow a tenfold reduction in the cost of space launch.
 

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