Jay Menon

Jay Menon
India Correspondent,
Aviation Week
India’s Su-30KI Flies With BrahMos Missile 
An Indian air force (IAF) Su-30MKI has flown for the first time carrying the 2,500-kg (5,500-lb.) Indo-Russian BrahMos supersonic missile.
India’s Nag Missile To Be Inducted 
India’s Nag—an indigenously-made, third-generation, anti-tank guided missile—is being prepared for induction into the country’s military forces, but with a slightly reduced range.
The Week in Defense, June 23-30, 2016  2
India relaxes rules on foreign defense investment; first temporary EA-18G detachment deploys for training; Norway, Poland test naval strike missile; more North Korean missile tests.
India Launches 20 Satellites In One Flight 
India’s flagship Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) has successfully orbited a record 20 satellites in a single flight, marking an ambitious step in the country’s evolving space industry.
India Sanctions 100% Foreign Investment In Defense Sector 
India has eased limits on foreign direct investment (FDI) in defense joint ventures, with the aim of enticing international defense contractors to manufacture equipment in the country.
Saab Ready To Partner With HAL On Tejas 
Swedish aerospace and defense company Saab says it is ready to partner with India’s state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) to upgrade India’s indigenously-developed Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA).
MiG-27 Goes Down In Western India  2
An Indian air force (IAF) MiG-27 crashed in the western state of Rajasthan on June 13, injuring at least three people and damaging a few houses in the area.
BrahMos Missile Approved For Export 
The Indian government has given the go-ahead for the export of the Indo-Russian BrahMos supersonic cruise missile to several countries, including Vietnam and Chile.
India Signs Code of Conduct Against Missile Proliferation 
India has signed the Hague Code of Conduct (HCoC) against ballistic missile proliferation.
India Plans Dedicated Aircraft To Study Weather Pattern 
India is planning to buy an aircraft to conduct weather forecasting and climate research, a senior government official says.
India’s HTT-40 Basic Trainer Makes First Flight 
India’s Hindustan Turbo Trainer-40 (HTT-40) made its first flight on May 31, powered by a Honeywell TPE331-12B turboprop engine.
India Delays Launch of 22 Satellites Until June 
India has delayed until June its plan to launch 22 satellites—a mission touted as a landmark step toward boosting the country’s potential in the global space business.
India’s Low-Cost Ride To Space  7
The head of India’s space research agency predicts a reusable rocket could lead to a 10-fold drop in launch prices.
India Tests Reusable Launch Vehicle Prototype 
India has successfully launched the first test model of its indigenously developed Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV), aimed at reducing the cost of future space missions.
India’s Tejas Fighter Awaits Final Clearance 
India’s indigenous Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), meant to replace the country’s aging Soviet-era MiG-21 fleet, is running behind schedule for induction into the Indian air force (IAF).

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