Jay Menon

Jay Menon
India Correspondent,
Aviation Week
India Postpones Flight Of Reusable Launch Vehicle Demonstrator 
The winged Reusable Launch Vehicle Technology Demonstrator (RLV-TD) was scheduled to be tested in the first week of February.
National And Defense Priorities Collide In India 
The government’s ability to boost the non-salary segment of the defense budget will be hampered by other commitments such as pension benefits.
India Set To Buy Five S-400s From Russia 
India has decided to buy five S-400 supersonic air defense systems from Russia for an estimated 400 billion rupees ($6 billion) to guard against airborne threats from across the country’s borders.
India-Based Aequs To Supply Parts For Chinook 
India-based Aequs will supply machined components to Dutch firm Fokker Technologies for assembling Boeing’s Chinook helicopters, which India is also buying.
India Launches Six Singaporean Satellites 
India has successfully launched six Singaporean satellites using its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket.
India Set To Launch Six Singaporean Satellites 
India is set to launch six Singapore satellites into space on board its indigenous Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle on Dec. 16.
India To Develop Technology To Regulate UAVs 
India is considering putting in place an intensive security framework for regulating UAVs to check their misuse by enemies, a top government official says.
India Launches New Helo Engine Design 
India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. plans to develop a new helicopter engine – the Hindustan Turbo Shaft Engine (HTSE) 1200.
Pakistan Tests Shaheen-III Missile 
Pakistan has successfully conducted a test flight of the Shaheen-III surface-to-surface ballistic missile, which has a maximum range of 2,750 km.
India To Test Scramjet Propulsion Tech On Satellites 
India is preparing for the first test of an electric propulsion technology that will help shrink the size of its rockets and increase the life and payload capacity of its satellites.
India Set To Sign Rafale Deal With France In January 
India is likely to sign an agreement with France to buy 36 Rafale fighter aircraft off the shelf during a visit here by French President Francois Hollande in January.
India Hopes To Activate Vietnam Satellite Monitoring Station 
India is hoping to soon activate its newest satellite tracker in Vietnam, which will help monitor satellites launched from India and receive data from them.
India’s First Solar Mission On Track 
India is on track to launch its first solar mission to study the Sun’s outermost layers and hopes it will take place in the next two years.
Air India Gets $1 Billion From Aircraft Sale 
Air India has raised up to 70 billion rupees ($1 billion) by selling nine of its 21 Boeing 787-8 aircraft as part of continuous efforts to trim costs and finance new purchases.
India Positions For Growth In Global Launch Market 
The Indian Space Research Organization may propose launching one satellite per month in 2016.
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