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    F-15 Month with the Fighter Pilot Podcast


    F-15 Month with the Fighter Pilot Podcast
    Check out the Podcast, and fly the F-15

    We’ve partnered with The Fighter Pilot Podcast to celebrate the F-15C Eagle. This weekend only we are offering the F-15C Eagle and Su-27 Flanker for DCS World to fly for free, both on our e-shop and on Steam.

    Listen to Vincent Aiello and crew as they discuss the pure power of this American twin-engine, all-weather fighter aircraft. And of course, make sure to take advantage of the free weekend 6th to 9th March.



    Helo Heros
    Hurry, offer ends this weekend



    Your last chance to get up to 65% savings on the most authentic military helicopters ever created for the PC. Do not miss out on these amazing value-packed deals.


    The same bundles are available on Steam.

    3D Scanning
    Development Report

    We have started the improvement of all our human models in DCS World. The first step is to create a reference database containing different parts of the human body and prepare prototypes that will be used for all models. The video shows how we started observing the differences in our current models and note areas of improvements. The upgrades will be visible both in geometry and skinning throughout DCS World.

    The picture with one hand is received from the scanner and drastically improves lead time for model creation. The other pictures compare new and old models.


    A new Open Beta update was released this week Read the changelog here

    DCS World Events SATAL finals are this weekend! Check them out here!



    We make sure you receive the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding our work in progress, as always.

    Yours sincerely,
    The Eagle Dynamics Team

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      Guns, Guns, Guns


      Burning Lake Airshow 2020
      Virtual airshow on the 14th of March

      This one-day-only show opens with Virtual Blue Impulse and features performances by the European Hornets, Steel Eagles, AeroVector Jet Team, Virtual Aeroshell Aerobatic Team, and special headline performances brought to you by Frecce Tricolori Virtuali and Virtual Blue Spectres, both masters of the art!

      Tune in at 14:00 GMT (7:00 am US Pacific, 10:00 am US Eastern) to watch Virtual Airshows on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/virtualairshows

      Get the full show schedule here: https://tinyurl.com/VBLA2020



      F-15C Eagle Fly Free
      Hurry, offer ends this weekend

      As the month of the F-15 continues on the Fighter Pilot Podcast, we will continue to celebrate it as well. Once again this weekend you will have a free weekend to try out the F-15C and the Su-27 (we apologize to Steam users that missed out last weekend due to technical difficulties). Try these modules free from March 12th, 1030 PST to March 16th, 1030 PST!

      This weekend is your chance to gain lifetime access to these modules with 65% savings.



      Guns, Guns, Guns
      Development Report

      With all the work going on with the new damage model, and following a recent post by one of our dedicated community members pertaining to ballistics and round drag we decided to check most of the guns and ammo in the sim.

      We detected an excessive amount of round dispersion due to improper gun installation characteristics which impacted dispersion values in most of our WWII aircraft. We have corrected the rigidity of these installation values and as a result, have seen a drop in dispersion values on all WWII aircraft of approximately 1.5 times.

      The P-51D and upcoming P-47 are also receiving some extra TLC. We will be using a combat mix of M8 API and M20 API/T belts. This will better match historical data and our upcoming visual effects upgrade.

      The Spitfire as well will benefit from improved ballistics for a more accurate match to historical documents such as type designation and firing tables.

      The GAU-8 isn't getting left out either. We updated our information from General Electric which diminishes round dispersion by approximately 1.5 times. We know that many in the community have been complaining about this for some time and with this latest data backed correction the Hog will deliver even more tank-busting fun to our faithful users. Thank you again for persisting.

      While no dispersion issues were found with the M61 we will be updating the PGU type shells with improved ballistics. This should affect any aircraft using these types of shells, including the F-16C.

      Last, but not least, the F-86F is also currently under review, so far we have found possible issues with barrel heating and cooling. We will continue to make changes as needed.



      We make sure you receive the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding our work in progress, as always.

      Yours sincerely,
      The Eagle Dynamics Team

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        Free Trial Schedule


        Free Trial Schedule
        Trial access on our top products

        Given the ever-changing situation surrounding COVID-19, we wanted to alert you to some potential changes that could affect certain support channels.

        First, we want to reassure you that we have a thorough continuity plan, which leverages our global network to ensure support will continue to be provided in the event that a location is impacted. Our plan takes into account location, product and customer segment. We have also tested to ensure business continuity while maintaining security compliance.

        The health, safety and wellbeing of our teams are our utmost priorities. If one or more of our support locations are affected, we may shift or reduce some services temporarily. Any changes will be posted.

        In This Together
        We’re giving you free trial access to popular DCS World modules. For those of you staying at home, you can explore our website and join us on social media for inspiration. The trials will run from the 18th of March to the 18th of April 2020.

        During the trial period, all participating modules benefit from up to 50% discount.

        Below is a schedule of free trials from ED and it’s 3rd Parties,

        On top of that, save up to 50% on most DCS World modules starting from 18 March 2020 till 18 April 2020 in E-shop and Steam*!



        The schedule:

        March 18-19: F-16C
        March 20-21: F/A-18C
        March 22-23: F-14B
        March 24-25: JF-17 ( 2.5.6 Open Beta only )
        March 26-27: A-10C
        March 28-29: AV-8B
        March 30-31: M-2000C
        April 1-2: Spitfire
        April 3-4: Mustang
        April 5-6: Fw 190 A8
        April 7-8: Bf 109 K4
        April 9-10: Persian Gulf Map
        April 11-12: Nevada Map
        April 13-14: F-86
        April 15-16: MiG-15
        April 17-18: Black Shark Ka-50

        Be aware that some modules have different discount rates:

        DCS: Supercarrier - no additional discounts
        DCS: F-14 Tomcat by Heatblur Simulations – 20% off
        DCS: JF-17 Thunder by Deka Ironwork Simulations - $15.00 USD off
        DCS: SA342 Gazelle by Polychop Simulations - 25% off


        All campaigns by Reflected Simulations - 30% off:
        • Spitfire IX The Big Show Campaign
        • P-51D The Blue Nosed Bastards of Bodney Campaign
        • Bf 109 K-4 Jagdflieger Campaign
        • F-86F Hunters over the Yalu Campaign


        UH-1H Worlds Apart - Spring 2025 Campaign by Low-Level-Heaven Mission Development - 20% off.

        The Museum Relic Campaign by Apache600 - not participating.

        Note: If you do not wish to purchase a module after trying it for free, please delete the free-trial module using the Module Manager to avoid authorization errors.

        Yours sincerely,
        The Eagle Dynamics Team


        * Steam Sale is subject to change according to VALVE discounts policy.

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          Stay at home Steam Sale


          Hello everyone, below is the steam sale schedule, we have had to divide the sale into two week blocks.

          The first two week period window will be fixed wing aircraft, maps, and packs. The second two week window will be campaigns and helicopters.

          Steam Store


          March 19th until April 3rd

          A-10A: DCS Flaming Cliffs – 50%
          DCS: A-10C Warthog – 50%
          DCS: AJS-37 Viggen – 50%
          DCS: AV-8B Night Attack V/STOL – 50%
          DCS: Bf 109 K-4 Kurfürst – 50%
          DCS: Black Shark 2 ( – 50%
          DCS: C-101 – 50%
          DCS: Christen Eagle II – 50%
          DCS: Combined Arms – 50%
          DCS: F-14 Tomcat – 20%
          DCS: F-16C Viper – 50%
          DCS: F-5E Tiger II – 50%
          DCS: F-86F Sabre – 50%
          DCS: F/A-18C Hornet – 50%
          DCS: Fw 190 A-8 – 50%
          DCS: Fw 190 D-9 – 50%
          DCS: I-16 – 50%
          DCS: JF-17 Thunder – 20%
          DCS: L-39 Albatros – 50%
          DCS: M-2000C – 50%
          DCS: Mi-8MTv2 Hip – 50%
          DCS: MiG-15Bis – 50%
          DCS: MiG-19P Farmer – 50%
          DCS: MiG-21bis – 50%
          DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range Map – 50%
          DCS: NS 430 Navigation System – 50%
          DCS: Normandy 1944 Map – 50%
          DCS: P-51D Mustang – 50%
          DCS: Spitfire LF Mk IX – 50%
          DCS: World War II Assets Pack – 50%
          DCS: Yak-52 – 50%
          F-15C: DCS Flaming Cliffs DLC – 50%
          Flaming Cliffs 3 – 50%
          MiG-29: DCS Flaming Cliffs – 50%
          Persian Gulf Map for DCS World – 50%
          Su-25: DCS Flaming Cliffs – 25%
          Su-27: DCS Flaming Cliffs – 50%
          Su-33 for DCS World – 50%


          April 3rd until April 18th


          Su-27: The Ultimate Argument Campaign – 50%
          A-10C: Advanced Aircraft Training Qualification Campaign – 50%
          A-10C: Basic Flight Training Campaign – 50%
          A-10C: Red Flag Campaign – 50%
          DCS: A-10C Warthog - The Enemy Within 3.0 – 50%
          A-10C: Stone Shield Campaign – 50%
          A-10C: Tactical Training Qualification Campaign – 50%
          Black Shark 2: Republic Campaign – 50%
          DCS: Combined Arms Frontlines Georgia Campaign – 50%
          DCS: L-39 Albatros - Kursant Campaign – 50%
          DCS: M-2000C - Red Flag Campaign by Baltic Dragon – 50%
          DCS: Mi-8MTV2 and Ka-50 Memory of a Hero Campaign – 50%
          DCS: P-51D Mustang Blue Nosed Bastards of Bodney Campaign – 30%
          DCS: SA342M Gazelle – 25%
          DCS: Spitfire LF Mk.IX The Big Show Campaign – 30%
          DCS: UH-1H Huey – 50%
          DCS: UH-1H Huey - Worlds Apart Campaign – 20%
          DCS: Bf 109 K-4 Kurfürst - Jagdflieger Campaign – 30%
          F-15C: Aggressors BFM Campaign – 50%
          F-15C: Red Flag Campaign – 50%
          F-15C: The Georgian War Campaign – 50%
          F-5E: Aggressors Air Combat Maneuver Campaign – 50%
          F-5E: Aggressors Basic Fighter Maneuvers Campaign – 50%
          F/A-18C: Aggressors BFM Campaign – 50%
          Mi-8MTV2: Oilfield Campaign – 50%
          Mi-8MTV2: The Border Campaign – 50%
          P-51D Mustang: Operation Charnwood Campaign – 50%
          P-51D: High Stakes Campaign – 50%
          Spitfire: Epsom Campaign – 50%
          The Museum Relic Campaign – 50%
          UH-1H: Argo Campaign – 50%

          Yours sincerely,
          The Eagle Dynamics Team

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            DCS: Fw 190A-8 Takeoff



            Squadron Air to Air Leagues
            SATAL - Watch or compete


            SIGN-UP CLOSES APRIL 30TH 2020

            The schedule
            Matches can be found at The Merge on Splash One Gaming. All matches are currently set to start at 14:00 GMT on Saturdays of each week.

            DCS World Events
            In conjunction with Eagle Dynamics, Wild Weasel Apparel, and Tacview are proud to announce SATAL 2020. Whereas SATAC is an intense 2-3 week championship.

            SATAL creates a structured league that concludes in a single-elimination tournament. SATAL will be more of a slow burn year-round competition. After all the excitement from last year, this is Squadron Air to Air leagues year two.

            All streams will take place on DCSWorldEvents Twitch channel. After-action replays and highlights are available on Youtube.

            Prizes and Sponsors
            Will be announced soon.

            Buy your favorite aircraft in the Stay At Home Event, join a squadron and get into the action in SATAL yourself!



            DCS: Focke-Wulf 190A-8
            The Shrike leaves Early Access

            We are proud to announce the backbone of the Luftwaffe is moving out of Early Access. Over the past year, we’ve been working closely with the community to iron out bugs and create a list of sought after features.

            Engine
            The start-up procedure steps have been precisely tuned to take into account hot and cold weather conditions that require different priming techniques.

            Weapons
            Over 10 different World War II bombs including SD 500s and 3 types of cluster bombs with different submunitions, which have been modelled to accurately represent attack capabilities. Additionally, W.Gr.21 rockets add the possibility for proper B-17 Flying fortress hunting.

            Sound
            The entire soundscape has been improved. Our sound engineers recorded real aircraft throughout the year to bring you the most accurate representation of fly-by, in cockpit, and engine start-up sounds available in any aircraft simulator.

            Liveries
            A number of new skins have been added. This gives more flexibility when operating under different coalitions and inspiration for you to create your own.

            A lot of bugs were fixed and new features added to the aircraft module; Major updates for cooling and oil systems. A jettisoned canopy can be repaired on the ground. The cockpit has proper lighting now. The circuit breakers and electricity consuming devices were improved for realistic behaviour. The repeater compass was fixed. The armored glass colour was changed according to real glass from the museum and the information from Erich Brunotte. The training missions were completely overhauled into more digestible chunks. See the full changelog.

            With the Wulf finally out of early access, we look forward to further improvements. Making the aircraft even more complex with the F-8 attack and G-8 light bomber variations.



            AIM-120 development
            Development Report

            Last month we spent a lot of time on AIM-120 missile CFD research, in addition to our previous computation (which was primarily aimed at deriving accurate zero-lift drag).

            We have obtained many other aerodynamic parameters such as pitching moment and normal force coefficients, damping moments etc. To ensure realistic maneuverability, plausible control and stability characteristics we performed more than 200 virtual wind tunnel tests at different control fin deflections and various Mach numbers and angles of attack. Below you can see screenshots from our software with computation result visualization.

            Flight dynamics for AMRAAM are almost done and we will move on to autopilot development.




            We make sure you receive the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding our work in progress, as always.

            Yours sincerely,
            The Eagle Dynamics Team

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              Eurofighter on the Horizon



              Eurofighter on the horizon
              Introducing TrueGrit Virtual Technologies



              We are thrilled to announce that the Eurofighter Typhoon is on its way to DCS World!

              To bring this advanced fighter to DCS, a brand new company, TrueGrit Virtual Technologies has been founded specifically for the challenge. The TrueGrit development team is led by Gero Finke, a highly experienced former Typhoon Instructor Pilot with 15 years experience on type and an additional 10 years as a weapons instructor on the mighty F-4 Phantom – a total of 3’000 hours of military jet flying. Gero was station commander at one of the world’s most famous fighter bases of all time, the 71st Tactical Fighter Wing at Wittmundhaven, Germany, formally known as the Red Baron´s legendary “Jagdgeschwader Richthofen” and Squadron Commander at Jagdgeschwader 73, Steinhoff. Today, Gero’s dev team has substantial programming and design experience. This professionalism combined with Gero’s exceptional active-duty and operational knowledge is very promising for DCS and the future of this exciting new module.

              Their 3D designer has a background working with Airbus, Grob, Eurocopter, Luftwaffe and also with Heatblur on their DCS: F-14 project.

              The lead coder has had substantial experience with various simulator projects, both in the air and ground combat realm. Two other coders with Ph.D.’s in physics and mathematics will lead the programming of the Typhoon’s extremely complex flight model.

              In addition to Gero’s personal input and contribution to this highly detailed simulation, the team has excellent access to a number of Subject Matter Experts such as former instructor pilots, weapon instructors and maintenance personnel.

              Their team size stands at 15 today but they are always on the lookout for experienced coders to continue to grow. See more development screenshots below.

              “Stay At Home”
              The sale continues. Save and fly free



              Our Stay At Home Sale continues. While current events are still filled with uncertainty, we hope the free product trials and big savings will help and give you a bit of a break from it all.

              See the free trial schedule below and visit our E-shop or Steam.

              March 28-29: AV-8B
              March 30-31: M-2000C
              April 1-2: Spitfire
              April 3-4: Mustang
              April 5-6: Fw 190 A8
              April 7-8: Bf 109 K4
              April 9-10: Persian Gulf Map
              April 11-12: Nevada Map
              April 13-14: F-86
              April 15-16: MiG-15
              April 17-18: Black Shark Ka-50

              DCS: Mil Mi-24P Hind
              Development Report



              The DCS: Mil Mi-24P Hind continues to make steady progress. The cockpit is currently in development and being added to the airframe with basic functionality implementation to follow. We expect to see the start of the integration of flight dynamics and power plant from mid-April.




              Thank you all again for your support and passion.

              Yours sincerely,
              The Eagle Dynamics Team


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                Prepare for Supercarrier



                Prepare for Supercarrier
                Hit the deck running



                As we prepare to launch Supercarrier into early access, we have written a FAQ section to quick start your learning. Read community questions here.

                The Supercarrier early access manual is now available for download. Prepare for Carrier OPS in DCS World by downloading the manual.

                Wags is working hard on instructional videos. You can find more on his channel here.

                See development screenshots here

                Supercarrier
                Development Report



                Supercarrier development has been progressing at a steady pace, we wanted to show off two areas many of you have been asking about;

                Hangar Area
                The basic structure has been completed.

                Night Lighting
                To provide an immersive nighttime experience, we are working on the addition of glow sticks and aircraft light flash signals. Vests also have reflective patches.


                Stay At Home
                Fly Warbirds free, and save



                This is your chance to experience the P-51D Mustang, Fw 190A-8 Anton, and the Bf 109K-4 Kurfurst for free over the coming days. Visit our store for 50% off most of our modules until April 18th.

                See the free trial schedule below and visit our E-shop or Steam.

                April 3-4: Mustang
                April 5-6: Fw 190 A8
                April 7-8: Bf 109 K4
                April 9-10: Persian Gulf Map
                April 11-12: Nevada Map
                April 13-14: F-86
                April 15-16: MiG-15
                April 17-18: Black Shark Ka-50

                Visit our e-shop

                Thank you all again for your support and passion.

                Yours sincerely,
                The Eagle Dynamics Team



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                  Merge for the Cure



                  Merge for the Cure
                  A COVID19 Relief Charity Event



                  SIGN-UP CLOSES MAY 6, 2020

                  DCS World Events and Fighter Pilot Podcast
                  In conjunction with our awesome sponsors, DSD Designs, Heatblur, Thrustmaster, Polychop, Wild Weasel Apparel, and Foxx Mount are proud to announce MERGE FOR THE CURE.

                  Special guest Vincent Aiello
                  Callsign "Jell-O" and possible other FPP hosts and guests. Vincent has served the United States flying the F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet, the F-16 Fighting Falcon, and the A-4 Skyhawk and will help provide real-world analysis to our virtual flying.

                  Sign-up and Donate
                  This event is open to anyone; lone wolves, noobs and pros. If you want to get in on the action, and simultaneously support kicking COVID19's ass, sign on up! In order to signup for this event, you MUST make a one-time donation to Doctors Without Borders or other similar charity, CDC, United Nations, etc, with a minimum of 10 USD. A screenshot of your donation will be required to accompany your signup post.

                  Prizes
                  1st - Thrustmaster Hornet Grip, PointCTRL Kit, DSD FLT2 Button Box, Foxx Mount Stick Mount, Eagle Dynamics Module, Wild Weasel Apparel Shirt, and Polychop Kiowa Module
                  2nd - Eagle Dynamics Module, Wild Weasel Apparel Shirt, and Polychop Kiowa Module
                  3rd - Eagle Dynamics Module, Wild Weasel Apparel Shirt, and Polychop Kiowa Module

                  Stream Viewers
                  Viewers will have the chance to win 1 of 4 Heatblur Modules that will be given away live during streams at random times throughout the event.

                  Rules and schedule
                  Get all information regarding this charity event on our forum.
                  Read the full Post here

                  Supercarrier
                  Development Report



                  We are doing our best to update every step of the process. We are regularly updating the Supercarrier FAQ as we release more information in the lead up to its launch.

                  Supercarrier Night OPS
                  The deck crew’s uniforms have been improved to better reflect light sources.

                  Read the detailed FAQ here.

                  Final Free Flights
                  #StayHome



                  This is the last chance to participate in free flight trials and 50% off most modules. We hope you’ll take advantage of substantial savings across our products. This opportunity lasts until April 18th 17:00 GMT. The free trial schedule;

                  April 11-12: Nevada Map
                  April 13-14: F-86
                  April 15-16: MiG-15
                  April 17-18: Black Shark Ka-50

                  Visit our e-shop

                  Once again many thanks for all your support and kindness.


                  The Eagle Dynamics Team



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                    Free For All



                    April 17th, 2020


                    Dear fighter pilots, partners and friends,

                    The global spread of COVID-19 is affecting every single one of us. We are a people-first company, and we believe that technology can change lives and give hope. To study the virus, protect the vulnerable and beat this thing requires that we all play a part. We want to update you about what we’re doing.

                    Last month we gave the opportunity for all to try and test our products for a two day period at a time. This was well received and a total of over 200 thousand modules and trials were downloaded during this free event.

                    In view of last months response, we are pleased to announce our upcoming Free For All event, starting April 19th, where you are welcome to try any and all our products (except campaigns) for free and without limitation for one month. This unlimited access to all our suite of products, including our top fighter jets, such as the F-16C, F/A-18C and A-10C Warthog will help take your mind off things for a while, giving you the opportunity to try something new, and to own it for 50% or less than the normal price.*

                    We know that this is a small contribution to your personal lives but we hope that you will take full advantage of the offer and help the time fly by. In addition to this, we will be donating 10% of our net turnover generated during the event to Children First, a foundation that we have become very involved with for the past few years. This organisation supports the work of an amazing Dr Stefano Scaringella, a Capucin Priest and surgeon who has dedicated the past 40 years of his life to saving children and to promoting health in Madagascar, one of the poorest nations in the world. Please check this out, they too are hit badly and need all the help in the world: www.childrenfirst.fund

                    Thank you for your passion and support and stay safe.

                    Yours sincerely,

                    The Eagle Dynamics Team




                    On Steam
                    Fly the F/A-18C Hornet, F-16C Viper, A-10C Warthog, F-5E Tiger II, Persian Gulf Map and all DCS World War II products for free during a two-week period from April 19th to May 3rd.

                    Between the 13th and 27th of May, a 50% discount on all DCS products will be available.

                    *Exclusions and comments:

                    All campaigns, F-14B and AJS-37 Viggen will not take part. JF-17 Thunder will have a 15.00 USD discount.


                    Extended Trials
                    Fly Everything For Free



                    We are excited to offer this exceptional free for all trial period. The intricacies of these aircraft can be challenging and some of these modules require a substantial investment to get to grips with all the complexities of a real modern fighter. So make sure to check out YouTube tutorials and in-game training missions.


                    JF-17 Thunder
                    Development Report



                    Avionics
                    Fixed AA radar issues.
                    Working on datalink.

                    Weapons
                    Implementation of the Eagle Dynamics API will allow optimized LOFT trajectory for SD-10s.
                    The type-200 Anti-runway Bomb will be the last weapon added to JF-17 in near future.

                    See in development screenshot

                    Assets Pack Upgrade
                    Improvements to WWII



                    This week, one of our milestones was to deploy an update to the World War II Assets Pack for DCS World. The enhanced assets pack delivers more weapons, AI aircraft, support units, armoured cars and tank busters.

                    Predict German plans and respond to threats coming from the Channel. This improvement takes advantage of our latest textures and AI weapon technology to provide highly realistic representations of previous WWII operations.

                    The DCS: WWII Assets Pack is also available as part of the Free For All event.

                    New units
                    Ju 88A-4 - torpedo bomber aircraft
                    A-20 - medium bomber aircraft
                    Stug III - assault gun
                    M10 - tank destroyer
                    Mk VIII Centaur IV - cruiser tank
                    Elefant - heavy tank destroyer
                    Mk IV Churchill VII - infantry tank
                    M8 Greyhound - armored car
                    8.8 cm Flak 41 - anti aircraft gun
                    Flakscheinwerfer 37 - searchlight
                    V-1 and launching ramp as static object
                    Schnellboot S-100 class
                    U-boat Type VII

                    Make sure to download the latest update now.

                    Thank you again for your commitment and passion,

                    Eagle Dynamics
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                      Free For All - Helicopter Edition


                      April 24th, 2020


                      Dear fighter pilots, partners and friends,

                      We would like to reiterate last week’s launch of our “Free For All” event. From April 18th to May 19th
                      you can enjoy unlimited access to all DCS aircraft, maps, and assets packs for free. For the whole period,
                      a 50% discount is available on all products should you wish to purchase*.
                      Check the Module Manager

                      On Steam, a similar, slightly more limited but nevertheless substantial event is also available. Fly the
                      F/A-18C Hornet, F-16C Viper, A-10C Warthog, F-5E Tiger II, Persian Gulf Map and all DCS World War II
                      products for free during a two-week period from April 19th to May 3rd. Between the 13th and 27th of May,
                      a 50% discount on all DCS World Steam products will be available.

                      We would like to take this opportunity to discuss the DCS: F/A-18C Hornet roadmap and look forward to
                      working with you in a constructive manner to craft an achievable and transparent plan for 2020 and beyond.
                      In this spirit, we invite you to contribute to the DCS F/A-18C Hornet Future Features ranking survey.

                      Thank you for your passion and support and stay safe.

                      Yours sincerely,

                      The Eagle Dynamics Team

                      Exclusions and Comments*
                      The F-14B and AJS-37 Viggen have elected to pass on the event.
                      JF-17 Thunder will have a 15.00 USD discount.


                      The Eagle Dynamics Team






                      Fly Helicopters For Free
                      Fly Everything For Free



                      This week we would like to bring your special attention to Rotary Wing Aircraft. Fly the UH-1H Huey,
                      SA342 Gazelle, Ka-50 Black Shark and the Mi-8MTV2 for free and get ready for the Mi-24P.

                      Check out our helicopters



                      MIL Mi-24P
                      Development Report



                      External model and cockpit texturing
                      The detail in all respects of the external model is coming along very well.

                      Aft crew station
                      Cockpit instrument panels and other control systems animation are being programmed.

                      Mapping Display
                      The feature set is in the final stages of the definition.

                      Flight Model
                      Good progress is being made. Once the final touches have been delivered on the DCS: P-47 Thunderbolt
                      Early Access, the full focus will go onto the Mi-24P.

                      See in development screenshot



                      Combined Arms
                      With WWII Assets Pack



                      Download Combined Arms and WWII Assets Pack to experience the growing realism of our ground combat
                      operations. We are still far away from where we want to be in this area of DCS but you may be surprised with
                      the progress we have achieved. The following units are fully operable with the addition of two new tanks;

                      AC Sd.Kfz 234/2 Puma
                      AG StuG III Ausf. G
                      AG StuG IV
                      CT Centaur IV
                      CT Cromwell IV
                      HIT Churchill VII
                      HT Pz.Kpfw VI Ausf B Tiger II
                      HT Pz.Kpfw VI Tiger I
                      MT Pz.Kpfw IV Ausf H
                      MT Pz.Kpfw V panther Ausf G
                      MT Sherman M4
                      MT Sherman M4A4 Firefly
                      TD Elefant Sd.Kfz.184
                      TD Jagdpanther G1
                      TD Jagdpanzer IV
                      TD M10 GMC

                      Take control of Ground Ops with DCS Combined Arms

                      Thank you again for your commitment, passion and support.

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                        Free For All - Warbird Edition



                        May 1st, 2020


                        Dear fighter pilots, partners and friends,

                        This is a crucial time to focus on who we care for most and embrace the love and attention our families
                        provide. With this mindset, we continue to promote our Free for All event and the 50% discount until
                        the 19th of May.

                        Check the Module Manager

                        We are working hard on the final touches of the Early Access release of the P-47 which we hope will be
                        a wonderful addition to the WWII fleet of fighters in DCS. Check out the WIP pictures below.

                        The Channel Map is in final alpha testing and receiving a lot of attention, especially with regards to
                        optimisation and functionality during this test phase. We are really looking forward to showing this highly
                        detailed terrain to you in the nearest future. The P47 screenshots are all taken in the Channel Map and
                        give you an idea of what’s to come.

                        Thank you for your passion and support and stay safe.


                        Yours sincerely,


                        The Eagle Dynamics Team


                        Warbird Wars
                        Fly Everything For Free



                        The ‘Free for All’ event will run until the 19th of May. Until then, save up to 50% off most of our top products.
                        Fly some of our best selling World War II birds including the Fw-190 A-8, Fw-190 D-9, Bf 109 K-4 and I-16.

                        Check out the e-shop

                        Check out the e-shop



                        P-47 Thunderbolt
                        Development Report



                        The undercarriage is being tuned for accurate ground-steering. The engine cooling, exhaust systems and
                        turbocharger are in final testing.

                        External model
                        Much of the final detailing has been done to finish the aircraft exterior. The forward section of the cockpit
                        has been seriously revised and those changes are quite visible in the screenshots.

                        Cockpit night lighting
                        The instrument luminescence decay after UV light was implemented for all cockpit indicators and markings.


                        See in development screenshot



                        The Channel
                        A DCS World Module



                        We would like to take this opportunity to share the growing realism of ground operations. We encourage you
                        to explore newly released World War II battle-ready assets. We have a long way to go and your feedback, as
                        a community helps contribute to the future of DCS World.

                        Take control of Ground Ops with DCS Combined Arms

                        Thank you again for your commitment, passion and support.


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                          Free for All - Supercarrier News



                          May 8th 2020


                          Dear Pilots, Friends and Partners,


                          Yesterday and today are very special days in history. The act of military surrender was first signed
                          at 02:41 on the 7th of May in SHAEF HQ at Reims and a slightly modified document was signed on
                          the 8th of May in Berlin. This instrument of surrender stipulated that all hostilities must cease at
                          23:01CET on the 8th of May, just an hour before midnight. The world celebrates this great victory
                          over Nazi Germany with solemn respect for the 60 million dead and the Queen’s 75th anniversary
                          VE Day address will be broadcast on the BBC today at 21:00GMT.

                          Our Free for All event runs for another 10 days and we are pleased to announce that this event has
                          been a huge success as even more users around the world than we expected have enjoyed our free
                          modules. Please do take advantage of the closing days. We truly hope this gives you a chance to
                          discover something new and special.

                          We continue to develop and bug fix DCS: Supercarrier for an Early Access release later this month
                          and we hope to be providing a preview to our partners and social media channels next week.

                          Based on customer feedback, one of the most important new Hornet features is the addition of the
                          Air-to-Ground (AG) radar mode. This uses our new proprietary AG radar simulation available for both
                          Eagle Dynamics and 3rd party aircraft.

                          Thank you for your passion and support.


                          Yours sincerely,


                          The Eagle Dynamics Team


                          Free for All
                          Don't miss out



                          We know that most of our modules have steep learning curves. Aircraft such as the MiG-15 Fagot,
                          F-86F Sabre, F-5E Tiger II and the L-39 Albatros can bridge the gap. During the event, we encourage
                          you to spend time gaining knowledge and expertise. Don’t forget that if you really like one of our products,
                          you will benefit from a 50% discount until the 19th of May, should you wish to make a purchase.

                          Browse modules



                          Supercarrier
                          Development Report



                          This week we have been focussing with our external Beta Test friends on debugging multiplayer
                          components for large servers, tuning the Landing Signal Officer station, revising AI landing
                          behaviour, as well as enhancing final model textures and deck lighting.


                          Pre-order Supercarrier with 30% off.



                          AG radar
                          F/A-18C Hornet



                          The Raytheon AN/APG-73 radar is also used to map, navigate, locate and designate moving
                          land and sea targets. Our initial AG radar release will include the Ground Map (MAP) mode
                          with target designation. The EXP sub-modes will be added at a later date.

                          See development screenshots


                          Thank you for your passion and support,

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                            Free for All - Final Hours


                            May 15th 2020


                            Dear Fighter Pilots, partners and friends

                            The ‘Free for All event’ is coming to a close on the 19th of May. We truly hope you have had
                            a chance to discover something new and special. Please note that the Steam Free For All Sale
                            started on the 13th and will continue until the 27th of May. Enjoy!

                            Our external multiplayer beta testers have been doing a sterling job, permitting us to debug
                            most of the issues we were facing with DCS: Supercarrier. Thanks to all those who worked so
                            hard to move the needle here, you know who you are. The wait has been long and the workload
                            intense, so thank you all for your patience! The Early Access release is just around the bend so
                            make sure to check out Supercarrier: Quick Start and Supercarrier: Mission Generation.

                            We would like to take this opportunity to encourage you to visit the Virtual Airshows Group who
                            are hosting their “2020 Wings Over Tbilisi Event” on the 19th of May at 14:00 GMT.
                            Check out the schedule.

                            Thank you again for all your patience, passion and support.


                            Yours sincerely,

                            The Eagle Dynamics Team



                            Final Hours
                            Last chance



                            The Free for All event has been one of our most rewarding yet, bringing together our global
                            community of developers, aviators and enthusiasts who enjoy trial access to all of our modules.
                            It has provided an opportunity to showcase skills, gain expertise and given us a chance to
                            learn as we work and to build a better flight combat experience.



                            Supercarrier
                            Development Report



                            The release of DCS: Supercarrier into Early Access required dozens of our teammates to
                            ensure operations are as realistic as possible. A special review version of Supercarrier has
                            been delivered to a number of journalists and opinion leaders and we expect some early
                            feedback in the coming week.

                            DCS: Supercarrier will support English, Russian, German, French and Chinese.

                            We continue to debug multiplayer components for large servers and tune AI landing
                            behaviour. Deck crew logic, deck lighting and final model textures are also being enhanced.

                            Take advantage of the last few days of Pre-Sales pricing and save 50% off DCS: Supercarrier.



                            Wings Over Tbilisi
                            Virtual Airshow



                            This Sunday 17th of May, the Virtual Airshows Group will take to the sky for the
                            "Wings Over Tbilisi 2020" virtual airshow. We encourage you to sit back and enjoy
                            this marvellous display of accuracy and coordination, only in DCS World. Tune in on Twitch.

                            With this hopefully, successful loosening of ‘lockdown’ we trust you will remain
                            healthy and happy. Thank you again for all your dedication to DCS!

                            Yours sincerely,

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                              Supercarrier Sets Sail




                              22 May 2020



                              Dear Fighter Pilots, Friends and Partners

                              The Free for All event has now ended. We hope you have all found something new
                              and interesting to discover. Please note that the DCS World Steam Edition:
                              Free for All Sale continues until the 27th of May.

                              This week we launched an update to DCS World Open Beta. The update has been
                              optimised to take advantage of the latest graphic drivers and processor performance
                              as we work towards an efficient CPU load management system. With over 200 bug
                              fixes and upgrades, this is one of our biggest updates.

                              Most importantly, we are delighted to announce the release of DCS: Supercarrier into
                              Early Access. Please take another look at Supercarrier: Quick Start and
                              Supercarrier: Mission Generation and make sure you hit the ground running.

                              Thank you for your passion and support.


                              Yours sincerely,


                              The Eagle Dynamics Team



                              Open Beta
                              DCS World 2.5.6



                              The new Open Beta encompasses a large number of updates to the environment.
                              A number of Campaigns have also been revised to ensure that they are compat-
                              ible and accessible.

                              The F/A-18C Hornet and F-16C Viper have both received major updates. We have
                              done what we can to include many of the community's requests, especially in
                              regards to the Hornet’s litening pod. Our third-party partners have also been hard
                              at work with updates to the M-2000 Mirage and the AV-8B Night Attack by RAZBAM.
                              Notably, Heatblur Simulations have released substantial updates to the F-14B Tomcat
                              and the ASJ37 Viggen.

                              Read the Full Change log

                              Magnitude 3 have also released a large update, read about it on their website:
                              leathernecksimulations.com



                              Supercarrier
                              Development Report



                              DCS: Supercarrier is the most detailed and realistic simulation of the Nimitz-class
                              aircraft carrier ever created. In total, the US Navy manufactured 10 Nimitz class ships.
                              Our product will include all 5 vessels of the Theodore Roosevelt sub-class:
                              CVN-71 Theodore Roosevelt
                              CVN-72 Abraham Lincoln
                              CVN-73 George Washington
                              CVN-74 John C Stennis
                              CVN-75 Harry S. Truman
                              We know that you have waited a long time for this complex module to deliver.
                              The workload has been intense and we would like to thank all of those who put
                              in the extra hours needed to meet this ultimate deadline, you know who you are.
                              We are confident this powerful new module will inspire every one of us.

                              This week marks the completion of the first set of features for DCS: Supercarrier.
                              Read about the detailed list of features available in DCS: Supercarrier Early Access.



                              F/A-18C AG Radar
                              Development Report



                              We had planned to release the A/G radar this week but due to technical reasons,
                              this has been moved to 3rd of June.

                              See development screenshots



                              Supercarrier Early Access
                              Download Now



                              At Early Access launch, Case 1, Case 2, and Case 3 will be supported. After Early Access
                              will we do additional work to include pattern re-entry after a wave off or bolter, and
                              Automatic Carrier Landing (ACL) support.

                              If you do not own the Supercarrier module, you will not be able to spawn on the
                              deck to take off or catch an arresting wire to land. You would also not be able to
                              take advantage of the new radio communications, the Ready Room, LSO Station,
                              and Air Boss Station.

                              Benefit from the Early Access discount and save 20% on DCS: Supercarrier.

                              Thank you all again for hanging in there with us. You make our dreams come true!

                              Kind regards,

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                                Stable Release 2.5.6



                                29 May 2020


                                Dear Fighter Pilot, Partners and friends,

                                After substantial testing, DCS World 2.5.6 has moved from Early Access into Stable state.
                                This version encompasses a number of updates to the environment, notably water
                                transparency, environment lighting and tone-mapping. It also includes the JF-17 Thunder
                                and recently released Supercarrier.

                                We would like to take this opportunity to share some screenshots of the Marianas Map as
                                we continue to enhance this highly realistic operational, tactical and procedural training
                                environment. The Marianas Islands are a crescent-shaped archipelago comprising fifteen
                                dormant volcanoes, situated in the western North Pacific Ocean and are, since WWII of
                                strategic importance to the USA.

                                Our integration of Varjo Technologies VR/XR equipment is progressing well. Varjo offers
                                unique features which are of great value, in particular for professional and military users.

                                We would like to remind you that the Eagle Dynamics Bonus program will end on the
                                1st of June. The program was replaced last year with the Miles & More Program while the
                                previous program was being phased out.

                                We trust that you are enjoying the Early Access release of the Supercarrier.

                                Thank you for your passion and support.

                                Yours sincerely,

                                The Eagle Dynamics Team



                                DCS World 2.5.6
                                Stable Release



                                DCS World 2.5.6 represents one of the biggest updates since the launch of DCS World 2.5
                                and offers powerful new tools capable of CPU load distribution and FPS management when
                                using peripheral hardware. Many of the improvements in this update are thanks to your
                                feedback and requests, we can’t wait to hear what you think.

                                The Stable release covers over 700 improvements, features and fixes.

                                Read the full changelog.



                                Marianas
                                Development Report



                                Rota Island, also known as the Friendly Island is 19km in length and has a population of
                                3,500 people. It is the southernmost island of the United States Commonwealth of the
                                Northern Marianas Islands. It has been modelled in extraordinary detail and is close to completion.

                                We continue to work on the organised, unincorporated territory of the United States in
                                Micronesia; Guam. This island was captured by the Japanese in 1941 and occupied for
                                almost 3 years. The American forces recaptured the island on the 21st of July, 1944;
                                Liberation Day commemorates this victory. Special attention is being given to the
                                Andersen Air Force Base located approximately 4km northeast of Yigo. Andersen AFB
                                is one of two critical air bases in the Asia Pacific region. Guam’s almost unrestricted
                                airspace and it’s close proximity to the Farallon de Medinilla Island, a naval bombing
                                range 250km north, make it an ideal training environment. Andersen AFB is home to
                                36th Wing (PACAF), 734th Air Mobility Support Squadron (Air Mobility Command) and
                                Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Twenty-Five (HSC-25).

                                We continue to improve the cross balance of colour and gamma between terrain textures
                                (vegetation and ground), trees and other objects (infrastructure). The water’s fluidity, colour
                                and transparency have also been tuned for more realistic characteristics.

                                See screenshots.

                                We are now working on the P-47D Thunderbolt and The Channel Early Access Map and look
                                forward to sharing the progress with you over the coming weeks.



                                Varjo Technologies
                                Cooperations



                                Highest-end virtual simulations by DCS and Varjo

                                DCS World now supports Varjo’s human-eye resolution headsets, Varjo VR-2 and VR-2 Pro.
                                Varjo is the Finnish maker of the world’s most advanced virtual and mixed reality products
                                for professionals. Together Varjo and DCS offer one of the highest definition and most
                                realistic experiences available in the ‪flight simulator market.

                                With Varjo’s industrial-grade devices that deliver 60 pixels per degree resolution, the
                                smallest details in the cockpit, including the smallest font sizes, buttons and gauges are
                                crystal clear. In addition, the mixed reality headset Varjo XR-1 permits you to use your
                                own hands as controllers, whilst flying in photorealistic virtual scenery using real-time chroma keying.

                                Thank you all for your trust and commitment. We work for you.

                                Kind regards,


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                                  P-47D & The Channel Early Access




                                  5 June 2020


                                  Dear Fighter Pilot, Partners and Friends,

                                  After close to 40 man-years of work, the new Channel Map for DCS is now available
                                  to download. The Terrains Development Team have delivered this beautiful multi-
                                  purpose map with a new level of object detail and geographic accuracy. From Dunkirk
                                  and the Battle of Britain until the end of the war, the thin stretch of water saw more
                                  aerial activity than anywhere else in Europe.

                                  This week, a long-awaited addition to our Warbird line up is taking to the air. The P-47D
                                  Thunderbolt was a very successful and well-loved fighter. This remarkably rugged and
                                  dependable aircraft offers superb gameplay over our World War II battlefields, especially
                                  as it was also a highly effective ground attack fighter. Please note, if you are a WWII Backer
                                  of a suitable level, you can receive DCS: P-47D Thunderbolt for free from the Personal section,
                                  you can also gift the module, if you would like to do so, please contact Support via a support ticket.

                                  Over the past year, we have been working on updating the characteristics of air-to-air
                                  weapon systems. Your demands and feedback help us to push the level of accuracy in
                                  this area of our simulation to a new level. Please take the time to read about our new
                                  physics model with the AIM-120 AMRAAM report.

                                  We have been working hard on highly requested F/A-18C Hornet features. Check out
                                  the development roadmap and watch Matt Wagner’s videos. We hope these videos will
                                  help kick start your knowledge and smooth the learning curve.

                                  Thank you for your passion and support.


                                  Yours sincerely,

                                  The Eagle Dynamics Team


                                  The Channel Release
                                  A DCS World Terrain



                                  DCS: The Channel Map is now available in Early Access. Our map of the South East of England
                                  and North Eastern France encompasses historical airfields, urban areas, roads and railways,
                                  ports and other features that make it the perfect setting for the World War II air war in Europe
                                  between 1940 and 1945.

                                  This highly detailed map also provides a wonderful opportunity to mass deploy ground assets
                                  and to re-enact epic air battles and enjoy ground operations not yet seen in DCS World.

                                  Take advantage of Early Access 20% discount on The Channel Map


                                  P-47D Thunderbolt
                                  Early Access Release



                                  This week we Introduce the heavyweight Republic P-47D Thunderbolt, which first took to the
                                  sky in May, 1941. Nicknamed the Jug, it was a real workhorse of the Allied victory, weighing
                                  nearly twice as much as the British Spitfire. Fully loaded, it could deliver about half the payload
                                  of a B-17 Flying Fortress.

                                  The P-47D was popular amongst pilots, with an astounding safety record, a roomy cockpit and
                                  an enhanced visibility bubble canopy. The Republic Aviation factories in New York, Indiana and
                                  Buffalo assembled 15,600 units between 1942 and 1945. The Pratt & Whitney R-2800-59 Double
                                  Wasp radial engine enabled the Juggernaut to keep up with the nimble and lightning-fast North
                                  American P-51D Mustang. Thunderbolts were sent to Britain, France and even the Soviet Union,
                                  where they largely served in interceptor roles.

                                  The new DCS: P-47 Thunderbolt is designed to work on the latest DCS World 2.5.6 and is not
                                  compatible with previous versions. It takes advantage of our latest graphics and texture technology,
                                  enabling you to push the limits of your system, whilst maintaining good frame rates.
                                  We hope you will enjoy this update to the World War II era product range and look forward to your
                                  constructive feedback, which helps us deliver better products.

                                  Make sure you take advantage of the P-47D Early Access 20% discount.


                                  AIM-120 AMRAAM
                                  Development Report



                                  As stated in previous news, we have spent a lot of time performing Computational Fluid Dynamics
                                  research. Almost 250 different calculations for every missile variant have been made. Our results
                                  have enabled us to simulate aerodynamic characteristics with a much higher level of accuracy.

                                  In contrast to the old missile dynamics model, the new one includes stability and control characteristics.
                                  We have calculated missile mechanical properties such as center of gravity and moment of inertia before
                                  ignition and after burnout. More major updates include; revised data for rocket motor performance, ballistics
                                  and range. Development of a velocity-altitude adaptive autopilot. Frequency response with the addition of
                                  deflection acceleration feedback. The construction of the electromechanical fin actuator assembly and Step
                                  response reaction control system. Autopilot and lofted trajectory for long-range shots.

                                  Please read the full air-to-air missile development report


                                  F/A-18C Hornet
                                  SLAM, AG Radar



                                  We would like to thank everyone who participated in the F/A-18C Hornet roadmap poll.
                                  It has helped us plan
                                  the next list of deliverables for 2020. Read the full list of features here.

                                  This week we introduce the first iteration of the air-to-ground radar for the F/A-18C Hornet.
                                  This first version models MAP mode and allows you to search for and designate target locations.
                                  Later, we will be adding other modes like the EXPAND levels, Ground Moving Target, SEA, and Terrain.

                                  In the next update, we have both air-to-ground and air-to-air updates for the Hornet targeting pod.
                                  This includes more realistic AG tracking modes and FLIR tracking of aerial targets in cooperation with the radar.

                                  In this week's update, we explore the inclusion of the IN ZONE LAUNCH ACCEPTABLE REGION (IZLAR) for the JDAM.
                                  This provides additional delivery information and will be tied to the later inclusion of pre-planned IZLARs and
                                  multiple attack points. Watch the video here.

                                  We hope that these videos help you learn the new features of the F/A-18C and look forward to your feedback.

                                  Thank you for your passion and support and as always, fly safe.

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                                    DCS: Syria




                                    12 June 2020


                                    Dear Fighter Pilots, Partners and Friends,

                                    This week our third-party partner Ugra Media announces DCS: Syria as a new addition
                                    coming soon to DCS World. This will be one of the most complex and asset-rich terrains
                                    available and is the first third party module to be written using our updated code base.

                                    Another update to DCS World Open Beta has launched this week with the goal of optimising
                                    some of our older modules and enhancing the user experience as a whole.

                                    A special thank you to the growing number of developers, Community and partners who
                                    contribute so passionately. You make our dreams come true.

                                    Thank you for your energy and support and as always, fly safe.


                                    Yours sincerely,

                                    The Eagle Dynamics Team



                                    Syria
                                    A DCS World Terrain



                                    This week our third-party Ugra Media announced that DCS: Syria is approaching it’s final
                                    stages of development. This map covers most of the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea,
                                    it includes several climatic zones and territories of 5 states - Syria, Israel, Lebanon,
                                    Turkey and Jordan.

                                    Since the times of Ancient Egypt, the Roman and Ottoman empires, large-scale wars were
                                    fought across these lands. Thousands of years ago these battles were fought with swords
                                    and arrows, today these areas have become the theatres of grandiose air combat simulation.

                                    During the Arab-Israeli confrontation, Soviet MiGs, American Phantoms and French Mirages
                                    fought here. And today almost the entire arsenal of DCS combat aircraft and helicopters rise
                                    into the sky above this territory.

                                    DCS Syria will bring 32 aerodromes including the international airports of Damascus, Beirut,
                                    Adana and Haifa.

                                    Check out the Ancient Palmyra districts Development Screenshots.



                                    Open Beta
                                    Updated DCS World 2.5.6



                                    We have been enhancing the core of DCS World. With your feedback and the release of
                                    DCS: The Channel, we have been able to streamline texture and save game pre-loading.
                                    We are still working on the F/A-18C Hornet and F-16C Viper features and will share more
                                    information at a later date.

                                    Two Open Beta Updates were published, our focus has been on some earlier DCS World
                                    modules, with the aim of setting the standard across our range of modules. Various
                                    Second World War campaigns by Reflected Simulations have been updated and now
                                    include the P-47D Thunderbolt as an AI aircraft. This includes the LF Mk.IX Spitfire The Big Show Campaign.

                                    The F-14B Tomcat by Heatblur Simulations has received aerodynamic updates and
                                    increased compatibility with DCS: Supercarrier.

                                    The MiG-21bis first phase cockpit build was pushed to fix bugs in the external model.
                                    The volumetric lights for the gauges are new and we look forward to your feedback
                                    regarding any FPS loss.

                                    You can read the Full Changelogs here



                                    Night Attack
                                    AV-8B N/A V/STOL



                                    The McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) DCS: AV-8B Night Attack V/STOL is a single-engine
                                    ground-attack aircraft of the second generation Harrier Jump Jet family.

                                    The Spanish and Italian Navy both actively operate the AV-8B V/STOL. The Night Attack
                                    was first seen causing real havoc with the United States Marine Corps during the Gulf War
                                    of 1991. Since then it has served in multiple large operations, most notably the Iraq War
                                    of 2003 where 60 AV-8Bs were involved in over 2,000 sorties and enabled 24-hour ground
                                    force support. The marvellous machine continues to provide exceptional realism and withholds
                                    many features a Hornet Pilot could only dream of.

                                    Capable of vertical or short takeoff and landing (V/STOL), the Anglo-American development is
                                    the perfect addition to your aircraft-carrier compatible modules.

                                    Check out the AV-8B Night Attack



                                    Thank you again for your passion and support,

                                    Kind regards,

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                                      Summer Sale




                                      19 June 2020


                                      Dear Fighter Pilot, partners and friends,

                                      In cooperation with our third-party partner Heatblur, a free trial event for the AJS-37
                                      Viggen and the F-14A/B Tomcat will take place between the 19th and the 25th of June.
                                      We hope this will give you an opportunity to give these majestic aircraft a try. Sadly this
                                      offer is limited to the Eshop version and not available on Steam.

                                      On the 17th of June, we delivered a hotfix to DCS World Open Beta (OB) that primarily
                                      covered issues related to the AJS-37 Viggen and F-14 Tomcat in preparation for the
                                      Free Trial. Read the full changelog

                                      In response to some of the recent complaints pertaining to the recent two Open Beta
                                      updates, we have decided to focus our efforts on bug-fixing for the coming four weeks.
                                      We will also be slowing down the OB releases in the future in order to permit broader
                                      QA and testing. We hope that this will improve stability and diminish some of the
                                      frustrations that many of you have felt, especially in multiplayer.

                                      We are glad to announce the DCS World Summer Sale 2020 has started and will run
                                      until the 13th of July. For DCS World Steam Edition, the sale will start on the 25th
                                      and end on the 9th of July at 10:00 PST.

                                      We thank you for your passion and support and as always, fly safe.



                                      Yours sincerely,


                                      The Eagle Dynamics Team



                                      Heatblur
                                      Free Trials



                                      Both their aircraft are available with free trial access from the 19th of June 00:00:00 UTC
                                      until the 25th of June 10:00:00 PST.

                                      The Grumman F-14 Tomcat is a two-crew, variable wing-geometry, naval air superiority
                                      fighter. It has a highly-detailed cockpit and external model that has been built using laser
                                      scanning and photogrammetry taken from real, museum F-14 Tomcats. Download now

                                      The AJS-37 Viggen was the backbone of the Swedish Airforce during the Cold War.
                                      It includes an advanced RM-8A jet engine modelling with thrust reverser, compressor
                                      surges and stalls. Sophisticated high-resolution air-to-ground radar technology modelling
                                      of the PS-37/A radar that uses multiple radar amplifications and filter settings, obstacle
                                      detection mode, memory mode and Air-to-Air mode. It is an excellent module with superb
                                      low-level performance and maritime strike capabilities. Fly free now

                                      For feedback and discussion please visit this thread.



                                      Open Beta
                                      Hotfixes



                                      We are working on upgrading the schedule of DCS World Open Beta releases and the
                                      approach we use for release preparation and delivery and look forward to sharing more
                                      information with you soon.

                                      This week we primarily pushed DCS: F-14B by Heatblur Simulations hotfixes in
                                      preparation for the free trial event.

                                      Last week we ran into some difficulties with busy multiplayer servers in DCS World.
                                      We are aware of all these issues and are working to provide a more bug-free and
                                      reliable environment. We have also been working on virtual reality performance issues.

                                      Read the full changelog



                                      Sunny Side Up
                                      DCS World Summer Sale 2020



                                      As the weather heats up in the northern hemisphere, we are pleased to announce the
                                      DCS World Summer Sale 2020. Our E-shop Sale will run from the 19th of June until the
                                      13th of July at midnight GMT. For our Pilots who fly in the DCS World Steam Edition,
                                      the Summer Sale will start on the 25th of June 10:00 PST and finish on the 9th of July 10:00 PST.

                                      The F-14 Tomcat by Healtblur Simulations will have a 17% discount. The JF-17 Thunder
                                      by Deka Ironworks will have: $15.00 USD discount on our E-shop and will receive a 20%
                                      discount on Steam.

                                      All Campaigns by Reflected Simulations will have a 25% discount:
                                      Spitfire LF Mk.IX The Big Show Campaign
                                      Bf 109 K-4 Jagdflieger Campaign
                                      P-51D: The Blue Nosed Bastards of Bodney Campaign
                                      F-86F Hunters over the Yalu Campaign

                                      Some exceptions from the Summer Sale include our most recent releases and Early Access
                                      Modules, which will continue to benefit from the 20% EA discount:
                                      DCS: P-47D Thunderbolt: 20% off
                                      DCS: The Channel: 20% off
                                      DCS: Supercarrier: 20% off

                                      We hope that this will be a valuable opportunity for you to add some serious stuff to your
                                      hangar and expand your knowledge of DCS World.

                                      Check Modules

                                      Thank you again for all your passion and support.

                                      Kind regards,

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                                        DCS World Bug Fixing




                                        26 June 2020


                                        Dear Fighter Pilots, Partners and Friends,

                                        The last few months have been tough for all of us as we adapt to new workplaces
                                        and routines. Over the coming weeks, we will focus on bug-fixing with our internal
                                        and external beta-testers to provide a more reliable environment.

                                        We are pleased to announce the initial development of the Freya and Würzburg-Riese
                                        Second World War military radars. These radars can be used to detect aircraft in both
                                        online and offline missions as we continue to improve realism on the battlefield. We will
                                        be sharing a release date at a later stage.

                                        For our pilots who fly on DCS World Steam Edition, the Summer Sale has finally started
                                        and will end on the 9th of July at 10:00 PST.

                                        DCS World Multiplayer Events;
                                        June 27th SATAL Diamond league 14:00

                                        June 27th Persian Gulf 1985-2 19:00

                                        We encourage you to sign up to these upcoming events:

                                        11th of July HELICOPTERS WARS ROUND 18:00
                                        Briefing is 30 minutes earlier

                                        18th of July 104th RED FLAG RUMBLE JULY 2020 (F-5E & AJS-37 VS MIG-21 & MIG-19) 19:00
                                        Briefing is 30 minutes earlier

                                        *all times are in GMT.


                                        Thank you for your passion and support.


                                        Yours sincerely,


                                        The Eagle Dynamics Team



                                        Bug Killer
                                        Beta Testing



                                        After the last two Open Beta (OB) releases, we received motivating feedback from our
                                        community pertaining to issues in need of immediate attention. We have logged and are
                                        actively tracking over 2,500 bugs. In the last week, we have squashed close to 283 bugs
                                        and will continue this pace for the next two weeks.

                                        We have decided to change the release schedule of DCS World Open Beta in order to allow
                                        for more detailed Quality Assurance and testing periods, but most importantly for our team
                                        to fix bugs and enhance performance.

                                        DCS World Open Beta 2.5.6.50979 changelog



                                        WWII Radars
                                        Freya and Würzburg-Riese



                                        The Freya radar was an early warning system developed by the Germans and technically
                                        more advanced than the British Chain Home, but less efficient. Because of it’s smaller size
                                        it was semi-mobile. However due to its complexity, only 1,000 units were produced.

                                        The low-band 53cm wavelength Würzburg radar was the primary ground based radar for
                                        the Wehrmacht’s Luftwaffe. During the war, the Freya and Würzburg pair made for excellent
                                        ‘spot and track’ systems capable of determining enemy aircraft range and altitude.

                                        The Würzburg-Riese known as the Giant Würzburg was developed based on the same circuitry
                                        and featured a much larger 7.4m antenna and more powerful transmitter able to provide up to
                                        70 kilometers of range. The Würzburg-Riese was used to direct pilots towards incoming aircraft.
                                        Over 50,000 bombers were traced and shot down with the help of these radars. They are
                                        significant corner stones and mark the beginning or electronic warfare.

                                        We are excited to share our progress and look forward to your battle reenactments using these
                                        models and the countermeasure tactics needed to cope with German radar coverage.

                                        Check out Development Screenshots



                                        Steam Edition
                                        Summer Sale 2020



                                        For those of you who fly in DCS World Steam Edition, we are pleased to announce the Summer
                                        Sale 2020 has begun and will end on the 9th of July at 10:00 PST.

                                        We believe in inspiring the next generation of aviators. Bearing this in mind, the DCS: L-39 Albatros
                                        includes both the L-39C trainer and the L-39ZA weaponised version, making it an ideal entry
                                        point. Take advantage of the 50% discount and download the L-39 Albatros for only $29.99.

                                        We hope this will be a fantastic opportunity for you to land some great deals.


                                        Thank you again for you passion and support,

                                        Kind regards,

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                                          DCS: Kiowa Warrior




                                          3rd July 2020


                                          Dear Fighter Pilot, Partners and Friends,

                                          Our third-party partners Polychop Simulations have been working hard during the past few months
                                          on DCS: Kiowa Warrior. “As you have seen, there are a number of detailed videos about the
                                          DCS Kiowa Warrior on Youtube, and we are very thankful to have Barundus and all the other pilots
                                          on the team.” - Your Polychop Simulations Team

                                          Alongside the substantial bug-fixing schedule, we have been making improvements to our DCS World
                                          Voice Chat system. These are necessary steps needed to achieve our goal of high quality, realistic
                                          communications embedded within DCS World. We still have a way to go but we are confident that it
                                          will be up to user expectations when the system goes final.

                                          We would like to kindly remind you that the DCS World Summer Sale 2020 will continue on our Eshop
                                          until the 19th of July. For those of you who fly in DCS World Steam Edition, the sale will end on the 9th
                                          of July at 10:00 PST. We hope this will give you all a chance to land some great deals and add some
                                          serious stuff to your hangar.

                                          Thank you for your passion and support.


                                          Yours sincerely,



                                          The Eagle Dynamics Team



                                          Kiowa Warrior
                                          Polychop Simulations



                                          “With the help of the pilots we are currently evaluating details, which also includes the refinement
                                          and corrections of the avionics system of the aircraft. During the coming weeks, we hope to inte-
                                          grate the moving map feature to the avionics and also finetune the weapons and the flight model
                                          of the Hellfire missiles and will integrate another rocket type, that we have not shown or talked
                                          about yet, that will make it possible to properly engage infantry and light armoured vehicle units in
                                          DCS World.

                                          During the past months we have also worked on certain aspects of the flight model that either
                                          needed corrections or refinements. For example, the torque values of forward flight at all possible
                                          altitudes, speeds and temperatures. Currently, we are working on the hover torque requirements
                                          to accurately mimic real aircraft as closely as possible. We are also looking at the flight character-
                                          istics below ETL, effective translational lift.

                                          Performance pages have recently been added to the DCS Kiowa Warrior MFD, which will enable
                                          you to ask the system to calculate your power for certain flight envelopes in level and hover flight.
                                          Night vision has also been added, which we plan to update prior to release with a new feature never
                                          before seen in DCS World Helicopters, but we do not want to reveal anything yet, because we can
                                          not yet foresee obstacles we may come across that might delay such a special night vision feature.
                                          We are confident that on release, we will have realised the most accurate Kiowa Warrior representation
                                          in the game market.

                                          At the moment we have 19 US Army liveries of various Kiowa Warrior troops, these include older
                                          aircraft markings. 16 Croatian army liveries were added as well, which is the complete fleet of the
                                          Kiowa Warriors they operate, including the tail number 327 that crashed on the 27th of January 2020
                                          and resulted in the unfortunate loss of the aircraft and crew. Our condolences go out to the family and
                                          friends of the crew.

                                          Since everyone was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, our production has slowed down a bit during
                                          the past weeks, because we as a team were also affected. Nevertheless we are back to normal again
                                          and our team is back to normal status because we have the desire to keep our promise for a release in
                                          2020, which also includes the time required for the quality verification process by Bell Helicopters.
                                          That said, we are also currently working on 3 stand-alone campaigns for the DCS Kiowa Warrior.

                                          Finally we hope everyone stays safe and is excited for the release of DCS: Kiowa Warrior.”

                                          Your Polychop Simulation Team

                                          Check out new work in progress screenshots



                                          Voice Chat
                                          Development Report



                                          We continue to work on improving the functionality of Voice Chat in DCS World.

                                          At the moment, testing is underway to add player rooms and the ability to invite friends for private
                                          communication. In addition, the automatic creations of rooms between the crew of one aircraft (intercom)
                                          and the ability to create special missions rooms for coalition forces. This is done through the scripting
                                          trigger system function when creating missions. It is useful when specific communication channels are
                                          needed with air traffic control, sub-channels within squadrons and with ground crew. These features are
                                          planned for release in the upcoming updates.

                                          Following the update, the Voice Chat Development Team will be focussing on the integration of radio device
                                          voice communication in the game. We understand that this function is highly demanded and greatly appreciate
                                          your patience whilst we work on it.



                                          Summer Sale
                                          F/A-18C Hornet



                                          We have been working with our internal and external beta testing teams in order to locate and squash bugs.

                                          Recent fixes include:

                                          During a cold start, refuelling now confirms, so that the rearm process can continue.
                                          Fixed right engine RPM failure when using AutoStart in cold weather conditions.
                                          Auto Laser timer and TTI will display only when the bomb is dropped.
                                          The Radar Altimeter warning, SAI and ADI no longer freeze after repair.
                                          Launching from the catapult no longer turns external lights off.

                                          These bug fixes are part of a larger update to the DCS: F/A-18C Hornet and we look forward to sharing
                                          the progress with you soon. With the Summer Sale 2020 in full swing, make sure to take advantage of
                                          the 50% discount on our EShop.

                                          Thank you again for your passion and support,


                                          Kind regards,



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