Jay Menon

Jay Menon
India Correspondent,
Aviation Week
India’s Mars Mission Completes 800 Orbits 
Indian Space Research Organization Chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar says the Mangalyaan mission still has 39 kg of fuel and is likely to survive “several years” in orbit.
India, French Firm To Jointly Develop Missile System 
India has approved a plan to jointly develop a short-range surface-to-air missile (SR-SAM) system with major European missile developer and manufacturer MBDA for deployment on navy warships.
India’s Second Moon Mission To Be Fully Homegrown
India’s second lunar exploration mission – Chandrayaan-2, to be launched during the next two to three years – will be completely indigenous, the country’s top scientist says.
India To Launch Saarc Satellite In 2016 
India is working with its neighbors to establish a dedicated satellite for the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) region by next year to fulfill the requirement for satellite transponders for communication and weather forecasting.
India May Scrap Order For 126 Dassault Combat Jets 
Less than two days after India agreed to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets in flyaway condition, India’s defense minister signals plan to abandon larger deal.
India Rethinking Rafale Fighter Deal 2
India is rethinking its long-delayed 126-aircraft Medium-Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) deal, and may opt to scrap the fighter purchase in favor of government-to-government sales.
India Nears Deal For 36 Dassault Rafale Fighters 4
India plans to purchase 36 Rafale jets in fly-away condition “as quickly as possible,” though both the Indian and French governments said further negotiations are still underway.
India Kicks Off Month Of Missile Testing 
India recently test-launched its nuclear-capable Dhanush missile, and plans two additional missile tests this month.
Another Indian LCC Set To To Fly 
Company management is expected to announce its first-flight date in the coming days. “We plan to start operations in two weeks,” an airline executive says.
Saab Gets Follow-On Order For Dhruv Helo Equipment 
India’s state-run airframer Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) has placed a $78 million follow-on order with Saab for the serial production of an integrated electronic warfare self-protection system for installation on Indian army and air force Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH).
India OKs Airbus A330 AWACS Platform 
India has decided to buy two Airbus A330 aircraft for mounting its indigenous Airborne Warning and Control Systems Aircraft (AWACS).
India Successfully Launches Fourth Navigation Satellite 
India moved closer toward establishing its regional navigation system with the successful liftoff of its fourth navigation satellite on March 28.
India’s Fourth Navigation Satellite To Lift Off March 28 
India is moving closer to having its own satellite navigation system as preparations are underway for the launch of the fourth satellite this week.
Indian Navy Aircraft Crashes Off Goa Coast 
An Indian navy surveillance aircraft crashed into the sea off the coast of the western state of Goa on March 24, the latest in a series of deadly disasters for the country’s military.
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