Jay Menon

Jay Menon
India Correspondent,
Aviation Week
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).
India To Test Reusable Launch Vehicle 
India has advanced the test launch of its Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) to next week – a mission that will mark a big step toward achieving the two-stage-to-orbit (TSTO) launch potential.
India Completes Last Supersonic Interceptor Test 
India has successfully conducted the final test of its indigenously developed supersonic interceptor missile as part of its bid to develop a multi-layered ballistic missile defense system.
India To Launch Cartosat-2E, Cartosat-3 Sats In 2017-18 
India is on course to launch the Cartosat-2E and Cartosat-3 satellite missions over the next two years that will help refine the country’s urban planning and infrastructure development, a senior space scientist says.
LCH Weapon Trials To Begin In July 
India’s homemade Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) will carry out weapon-based trials starting in July.
India To Phase Out Sea Harrier Fleet 
India’s navy will phase out its Sea Harrier fighter aircraft fleet this week, making way for a new generation of advanced fighters and marking a significant shift in the history of the country’s naval aviation.
India Framing Space Policy 
India is working to prepare a national space policy that acknowledges the importance of space in the country’s defense.
India’s Rafale Deal Hits Another Snag  37
India and France’s long-gestating deal to buy 36 Dassault Rafale fighters may have run into another hurdle, this time in the form of objections from India’s law ministry.
India To Develop Quick-Reaction SAM  1
India’s Defense Research and Development Organization will work with state-run Bharat Dynamics Ltd. to build a Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile.
India Launches Final Navigation Constellation Sat 
India has successfully launched its seventh and last satellite to form a regional navigational system similar to the U.S.-based Global Positioning System.
India, Russia At Odds On S-400 Deal  1
Conflicting claims have been made regarding India’s proposed purchase of five S-400 missile systems from Russia.
India’s Reusable Launch Vehicle Flight Slips To June 
After hoping for a first flight in May, India now plans to test its reusable launch vehicle in June, according to the country’s top scientist.

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