Jay Menon

Jay Menon
India Correspondent,
Aviation Week
India To Buy 194 Virus SW80s From Pipistrel For Training 
India has signed a contract with Slovenia-based Pipistrel Aircraft to buy 194 Virus SW80s and is likely to buy an additional 100 aircraft after three years.
India To Launch Advanced Weather Satellite In 2016 
India is planning to launch an advanced meteorological satellite in July 2016 to augment the country’s weather forecasting and disaster warning capabilities.
Air India To Sell Nine Boeing Aircraft To Raise Financial Resources 
State-owned Air India has announced plans to sell nine of its 21 Boeing 787-8s, as part of persistent attempts to reduce costs and raise funds to refinance new-aircraft acquisition.
India’s Antrix Penalized For Canceling Satellite Deal 
An international court ordered the state-owned satellite company to pay damages of $672 million to Devas Multimedia.
India’s GSAT-6 Communication Satellite Reaches GEO Orbit 
GSAT-6 was “successfully positioned in its orbital slot of 83 degrees east on Oct. 4, after carrying out four drift-arresting maneuvers,” a senior ISRO scientist says.
Indian Space Agency’s Commercial Arm Penalized 
Antrix Corporation Ltd., the commercial arm of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), has been ordered by an international tribunal to pay compensation and damages totaling $672 million to Devas Multimedia Pvt. Ltd.
India Sets Target To Develop Industry-built Launch Vehicle 
India wants to have a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle that is entirely manufactured, assembled and launched by industry over the next three to four years.
India Signs Contracts With U.S. To Buy Apache, Chinook 
India has signed two contracts with the U.S. worth $3 billion to purchase 22 AH-64E Apache and 15 CH-47F Chinook helicpters for the Indian air force.
India’s First Space Observatory Launched 
India’s first dedicated multi-wavelength space observatory, Astrosat, has been successfully launched into orbit with six foreign satellite secondary payloads.
India Finally OKs Apache, Chinook Deals 
After a delay of more than three years, India has approved the purchase of 22 AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopters and 15 Chinook CH-47F heavy-lift helicopters from the U.S. for the country’s air force.
BrahMos-A To Launch From Sukhoi In November 
The first captive flight test of the air-launched version of the supersonic BrahMos cruise missile, developed jointly by India and Russia, will be carried out by the end of this year from a Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter aircraft.
India Set To Launch Astrosat Sept. 28 
Astrosat, India’s first space observatory dedicated to the study of distant celestial objects, is set to launch on Sept. 28.
India’s Light Combat Helicopter Nearing IOC 
India’s homegrown Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) successfully passed hot-and-high flight trials recently, as it prepares to receive its Initial Operational Clearance (IOC).
India To Launch Indonesian Satellite This Month 
India is preparing to launch a multi-spectral remote sensing satellite for Indonesia later this month.

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