Jay Menon

Jay Menon
India Correspondent,
Aviation Week
India’s HAL Providing 32 Helicopters Under PBL Contract 
India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. will provide 32 Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopters to the country’s navy and coast guard.
Indian Navy Retires Tu-142M Maritime Patroller 
The Indian Navy’s three Tupolev Tu-142M long-range maritime patrol aircraft were decommissioned on March 29 after 30,000 hr. of accident-free flying over nearly three decades.
India’s GSLV Mk. 3 To Take Off By May 
India hopes to launch its much-awaited Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mk. 3 heavy rocket carrying the GSAT-1 satellite by May.
IAF Sukhoi Crashes, Helicopter Goes Down 
An Indian air force Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter crashed March 15 while on a routine training sortie. Both pilots ejected safely.
India Successfully Tests Extended Range BrahMos 
India has tested a version of the supersonic BrahMos missile with an extended range of 450 km (280 mi.).
India Tests Soft Landing Tech For Second Moon Mission 
Ground tests are being conducted at different ISRO facilities in anticipation of India's first soft touchdown on the lunar surface.
India Test-Fires Anti-ship Missile From Sub 
India has test-fired an anti-ship missile from its first homegrown submarine, taking a significant step toward strengthening its undersea naval forces.
India’s AMCA Fighter To Enter Preliminary Design 
Defense ministry fighter developers have completed studies of configurations and feasibility for India’s proposed stealth aircraft. They are awaiting a go-ahead for full-scale development.
BAE Advanced Hawk Proposed For Expanded Indian Trainer Force  5
The Advanced Hawk has an engine more powerful than the one in India’s current trainer fleet. BAE and HAL also offer synthetic features in inflight training and a refueling probe.
BAE Aims Advanced Hawk At Indian Batch 4 Order 
BAE Systems is looking beyond current negotiations with India over 30-32 additional Hawk trainers, seeing prospects for at least 48 additional units.
India’s AMCA Fighter Targets Mid-2020s First Flight  56
Preliminary design of India’s proposed Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft will begin in March.
Dassault Aims To Build Aircraft In India Through Reliance JV 
French aircraft manufacturer Dassault Aviation plans to jointly build military and civil aircraft in India with Reliance Aerostructure Ltd.
Dassault Plans To Make Aircraft In India Through JV With Reliance  1
French aircraft manufacturer Dassault Aviation plans to jointly build military and civil aircraft in India with Reliance Aerostructure Ltd.
Contract Ready But Unsigned For More Indian T-50 Work  1
Russia and India have agreed on the terms for the next phase of cooperation on the T-50 fighter program but have not yet committed to them, United Aircraft Corp. says.
India To Set Up MiG-29K Service Center 
India will establish a shore-based intermediate-level engine repair facility for servicing the MiG-29K aircraft.
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