LCA is Named Tejas!!!

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LCA is Named Tejas!!!

Postby Vaibhav » 04 May 2003 12:14

Admin correction:

The name is Tejas, meaning radiance

<strike out>Tajas=Brightness!!!</strike out>

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Re: LCA is Named Tejas!!!

Postby Jagan » 04 May 2003 12:19

I thought Taja means - fresh - as in taja taja khabbar... Are you sure its Tajas or Tejas

ah well, i think i should let it sink in slowly - might like it later.

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Re: LCA is Named Tejas!!!

Postby Guest » 04 May 2003 12:20

Link / source / et al., ?

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Re: LCA is Named Tejas!!!

Postby Vaibhav » 04 May 2003 12:22

its Tejas!!! Sorry about spelling!

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Re: LCA is Named Tejas!!!

Postby member_5159 » 04 May 2003 12:31

It,s TEJAS, mentioned in the ticker on Star News. :)

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Re: LCA is Named Tejas!!!

Postby Guest » 04 May 2003 12:33

Thanks Amiava!

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Re: LCA is Named Tejas!!!

Postby Nandai » 04 May 2003 13:11

If its name is Tejas, then change the name of the thread.

Nice name BTW.

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Re: LCA is Named Tejas!!!

Postby Neshant » 04 May 2003 13:41

"Tejas, meaning radiance, was chosen from a list of 20 Sanskrit names, for the fourth generation fighter."

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Re: LCA is Named Tejas!!!

Postby SG_Raman » 04 May 2003 13:51

I think the Name fits well to LCA; given the fact its radience has proved beneficial not only to the Aerospace community but to all other projects sharing its R&D.

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Re: LCA is Named Tejas!!!

Postby shiv » 04 May 2003 13:55

Sorry I wasn't in the best location - but nevertheless this may be the fisrt video clip of two Tejas's flying in formation for the naming ceremony 3 hours ago.

Saw the IJT Sitara doing some fancy stuff but was in the wrong place at the wrong time for videos.

For modem users - watch out - this file is 6.8 MB

http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/Temp/lcas.mpeg

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Re: LCA is Named Tejas!!!

Postby gauravsavant » 04 May 2003 13:57

But, it does not roll of the tongue naturally like the Lavi or the Mirage, nor does it have instant charisma attached to it.

HAL or the govt. should have had a suggested name competition.

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Re: LCA is Named Tejas!!!

Postby shiv » 04 May 2003 14:02

Tejas is an absolutely lovely name.

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Re: LCA is Named Tejas!!!

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Re: LCA is Named Tejas!!!

Postby vverma » 04 May 2003 14:19

Excellent video, Shiv! Many thanks. I am glad somebody like you lives in Bangalore. :)

This LCA demo reminds me of Blue Angels over the Bay.

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Re: LCA is Named Tejas!!!

Postby Aditya_M » 04 May 2003 14:35

I totally love the name! (Actually second to "Aditya", but nevermindthatwe'lltalkaboutitlater)

Gaurav, I disagree, it rolls off the tongue perfectly... Tejas Tejas Tejas Tejas (Sorry, I'm rambling :) )

Only difference is "LCA" is faster to type than "Tejas"!

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Re: LCA is Named Tejas!!!

Postby member_5344 » 04 May 2003 14:43

Thanks Shiv for that excellent shot.

Did i see it clearly ?? Check he second shot on a solitary aircraft, it seemed that it did some manouvres. It looked great as it banked to left showing its delta...

I felt proud :lol:

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Re: LCA is Named Tejas!!!

Postby tingudu » 04 May 2003 14:54

Tejas Tejasvi Namaham anyone?

Great name..

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Re: LCA is Named Tejas!!!

Postby Sridhar » 04 May 2003 16:25

Good name. The only issue will be pronouncing it in plural, but we will get used to it.

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Re: LCA is Named Tejas!!!

Postby shiv » 04 May 2003 17:34

Originally posted by maverik:
Check he second shot on a solitary aircraft, it seemed that it did some manouvres. It looked great as it banked to left showing its delta...

Yes that was good. It rolls right and then does a rapid left roll as it disapppears behind that guard tower to reappear while doing a 4G climb

The roll is pretty rapid.

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Re: LCA is Named Tejas!!!

Postby Adi » 04 May 2003 18:05

Originally posted by Aditya Mandrekar:
I totally love the name! (Actually second to "Aditya", but nevermindthatwe'lltalkaboutitlater)
It was actually among the suggested names?? If so, :D

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Re: LCA is Named Tejas!!!

Postby Joeqp » 04 May 2003 18:14

I would have preferred "gaandeev", as in "Arjun gaandeev sambhalo!"
;)

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Re: LCA is Named Tejas!!!

Postby Anoop » 04 May 2003 18:26

Though the name Tejas is apt due its significance for the Indian aerospace program, it doesn't sound aggressive enough for a combat aircraft. But then, we don't commonly refer to Mig 29s as Baaz or the M2K as the Vajra, so it's o.k. I guess.

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Re: LCA is Named Tejas!!!

Postby daulat » 04 May 2003 18:27

Originally posted by Sridhar:
Good name. The only issue will be pronouncing it in plural, but we will get used to it.
yes, plurals are an issue, no doubt the americans will say 'Tejai' as in 'Return of the Tejai', etc.
mind you they will probably say 'Tee-jazz' for the singular

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Re: LCA is Named Tejas!!!

Postby Sarma » 04 May 2003 18:37

Daulat, Americans will call it "Tehas" (j pronounced as h), especially Dubya. The name "Texas" is derived from the RedIndian word "Tejas" meaning friendship.

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Re: LCA is Named Tejas!!!

Postby Rudra » 04 May 2003 18:38

a star is born.

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Re: LCA is Named Tejas!!!

Postby Guest » 04 May 2003 18:41

Great video Shiv. Thanks a lot! :)

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Re: LCA is Named Tejas!!!

Postby JaiS » 04 May 2003 18:42

LCA is Tejas, hmm.. I had proposed Teer as LCA's name and that way atleast I got 40% of the answer right . :D :p

BTW, cannot wait till IOC of Tejas .

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Re: LCA is Named Tejas!!!

Postby RonyKJ » 04 May 2003 18:50

Tejas
Nice name for a person or project or a satellite but not very appropriate for a fighter plane. Radiance is not going to make anybody **** in their pants.

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Re: LCA is Named Tejas!!!

Postby Chacko » 04 May 2003 18:50

Bravo! A modest Name for an Modest Aircraft.

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Re: LCA is Named Tejas!!!

Postby JTull » 04 May 2003 19:07

Tejas! Great name. Shiv, and an amazing video. Yeh Dil mange more.

Vajpayee names LCA as 'Tejas'

Cruising at a speed of 600km/h and climbing to a height of 250feet, both the prototypes, codenamed Delta-I and Delta-II, flew in close formation and conducted breathtaking manoeuvres, including crisscrossing in midair, teardrop turns, waggle wings, and zoom pull-ups.
Aatre said the two technology demonstrators have so far conducted 75 test flights. In all, the project involves 225 flights, including training flights by IAF pilots with the five vehicles that are currently under production. "The Pilot Vehicle-I, which will take to skies this July, will breach the sound barrier and go at supersonic speed."

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Re: LCA is Named Tejas!!!

Postby JTull » 04 May 2003 19:16

Just realised that only Indian designed and built aircraft took part in the flight demonstration for PM. I wish by Aero India 2005, 5 each of Tejas, Dhruv and IJT's would fly in formation and that too in combat colors.

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Re: LCA is Named Tejas!!!

Postby Kapil » 04 May 2003 19:17

Well,I am not too happy with the name -but oh well.

Speaking of names heres an interesting one for IAF watchers- When the Hawks ,24 Sqn got their Sukhois down in Lohegaon,they had a exquisite patch which showed a Cobra chomping on an F-16 in its grip.The inscription said-Flanker the ultimate aggressor.'
So,one day one of our rising Air Marshals visits the unit,sees the guys walk around with the patch and blows hot saying-Flanker's a NATO designation-We dont refer to our a/c with NATO names.So the poor sqn chappies had to dump those patches.
And soon enough,even the Russians call the aircraft as the Flanker in their marketing promos.

Sigh.

Cheers,
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Re: LCA is Named Tejas!!!

Postby JTull » 04 May 2003 19:29

Indian PM woos foreign firms for aerospace industry

V.K. Aatre, scientific advisor to the defence minister said the Light Combat Aircraft had so far had 76 test flights.

"The aircraft is soon going to go supersonic. So far five prototypes, two technology demonstrators and eight limited series aircraft have been planned," Aatre said, adding it was expected to be inducted into Indian airforce this decade.

S. Krishnaswamy, chief of Indian Air Force, which has projected a requirement of about 200 LCA in a decade, said the aircraft still had to go through certification requirements.

"It is a very tough step ahead. Crossing the sound barrier is chicken feed for the aircraft but it has to meet a lot of manoeuvrability criteria ."

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Re: LCA is Named Tejas!!!

Postby Samir » 04 May 2003 19:32

Thanks very much for the video, Shiv. I like the fact that I'm finally able to *listen* to the LCA. There is nothing quite like the sound of jet engines.

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Re: LCA is Named Tejas!!!

Postby George J » 04 May 2003 19:42

Tejas is a zimble name. I like it although nothing beats 'LCA'. I personally will not address it so till it gets inducted into the IAF.

Doc, great videos...as always.

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Re: LCA is Named Tejas!!!

Postby Vivek K » 04 May 2003 20:28

Great Video, Shiv! So BRF news service was there with the best eh! Good name. Go Tejas!

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Re: LCA is Named Tejas!!!

Postby Div » 04 May 2003 20:41

Awesome video Shiv...

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Re: LCA is Named Tejas!!!

Postby Umrao » 04 May 2003 20:56

First thanks to shiv.

Second I didnt like the name. But did want to sound 'Whiner Raja' even on this issue.

Tejas doesnt ooze punch, nor does it indicate 'oomph' factor.

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Re: LCA is Named Tejas!!!

Postby Arun_S » 04 May 2003 21:50

Bravo Tejas, "vijayee bhava"!

Thanks Shiv for the wonderful video.

Also tune in to Doordarshan news it has a good 8 minutes coverage on the Tejas, an interview of Dr.Atre.

Viewing it on RealPlayer option is much superior.

For the first time I saw Tejas do a loop :) . Also note that Delta 1 & 2 tookoff together!


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