Jay Menon

Jay Menon
India Correspondent,
Aviation Week
Articles
IAF Gets First Homemade AWACS 
The AWACS system--named “Netra,” meaning eyes--is mounted on an Embraer EMB-145 regional jet.
Thales To Make Starstreak Missile In India 
Thales has decided to transfer the technology of its Starstreak man-portable air defense system to India via state-owned Bharat Dynamics Ltd. (BDL).
India’s HAL Unveils Multi-Role Helicopter Design 
State-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) has unveiled the design of its 10-ton-class Indian Multi Role Helicopter (IMRH).
Boeing Eager To Offer F/A-18 For Indian Navy 
Boeing sees its F/A-18 Super Hornet as an ideal fit for the Indian navy’s requirement for approximately 57 Multi-Role Carrier Borne Fighters.
India To Launch Replacement Navigation Satellite This Year 
India plans to launch a new navigation satellite in the second half of this year to replace an Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System spacecraft experiencing technical problems.
Could Time Be Right For Indian MRO To Succeed? 
A new National Civil Aviation Policy aims to bring India's fledgling aftermarket sector new investment and infrastructure.
India Hikes Defense Budget 
India has increased its defense budget to 2.74 trillion rupees ($40.8 billion) for the fiscal year beginning April 1, an increase of about 6% over the previous year.
India Begins Competition For Naval Fighter  15
The aircraft would replace HAL’s Tejas on the navy’s 44,400-ton aircraft carrier, the INS Vikramaditya.
India Test Fires Cryogenic Engine For GSLV Mk. 3 
India has successfully tested the indigenous cryogenic engine for the upper stage of its heaviest rocket, the GSLV Mk. 3, inching closer to boosting its capability to launch heavier satellites into orbit.
India Adjusts Orbit Of Mars Mission 
India’s space agency readjusted the orbit of its landmark Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) to avoid the spacecraft experiencing a long-duration eclipse of the Sun that would have drained its solar batteries.
HAL Rolls Out First Indigenously Upgraded Hawk-i 
India has rolled out the first indigenously upgraded Hawk Mk132 trainer aircraft, Hawk-i, which will help provide improved situational awareness and training capability.
Indian Navy To Buy 57 Carrier-Based Fighters 
India has decided to buy approximately 57 fighters to operate from its aircraft carriers.
India, Japan Partner On Space Exploration Missions 
India has signed an agreement with Japan to enhance cooperation in space exploration.
India Eyes Missions To Jupiter, Venus 
Studies are ongoing to understand what type of spacecraft and rocket will be required.
India Tests Guided Pinaka Rocket 
India has successfully tested a guided version of the Pinaka rocket, paving the way for its early induction into the Indian army.
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