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    #21
    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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      #22
      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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        #23
        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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          #24
          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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            #25
            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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              #26
              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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                #27
                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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                  #28
                  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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                    #29
                    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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                      #30
                      Open Beta Preparation




                      10th July 2020


                      Dear Fighter Pilot, Partners and Friends,


                      Since our commitment to bug-fixing in DCS World 2.5, we continue to work with bug reports
                      as we prepare for the next Open Beta (OB) release. The slowing down of OB versions allows
                      us to improve stability and diminish some of the frustrations that many of you have felt,
                      especially in multiplayer.

                      This week we are excited to share further progress on DCS: Syria. Our third-party partners
                      Ugra Media have been working hard on realising Damascus airport in its entirety. More info-
                      rmation on the development process can be found on our forum.

                      We hope that the DCS World Summer Sale 2020 has helped expand your knowledge of our
                      modules. The sale will come to an end on this Monday 13th at midnight GMT.

                      On Saturday the 11th of July, the 104th Phoenix VFBS will be live streaming the 11th round
                      of the Helicopter Wars tournament. Read more.

                      Thank you for your passion and support.


                      Yours sincerely,



                      The Eagle Dynamics Team



                      Open Beta
                      Preparation



                      Our bug-fixing process enables us to better prepare for the next DCS World 2.5.6 Open Beta
                      release. This week we have been working on small graphic glitches whilst continuing to improve
                      the overall load time and frame rate when running high graphic settings. We are also working on
                      multiplayer server glitches seen in large missions, these issues were reported by our closed Beta-
                      Testing Teams.

                      We have started the final test and debug iteration to ensure we deliver a reliable OB. We would like
                      to thank all our internal and beta tester friends for the efforts needed to find, engage and destroy the bugs.



                      DCS: Syria
                      A DCS World Terrain



                      DCS: Syria is a unique theater of war that includes missions and campaigns of military confrontation
                      in the Middle East from the 60s to the present day. This project allows users to apply nearly the entire
                      arsenal of DCS World aircraft, helicopters and ground equipment. It also includes the possibility to re-
                      enact some of the largest military conflicts of our time.

                      - The Six-Day War of 1967
                      - The Arab-Israeli conflict of 1973
                      - The Lebanese War of 1982
                      - The War on International Terrorism in the 21st Century

                      The reasons for these conflicts were ideological and economic contradictions not only of the countries
                      of the Middle East, but also of the USA and USSR superpowers. DCS: Syria is a symbol of real modern
                      war. The Syria theatre will contain military confrontation sites such as Homs Province and Aleppo Citadel,
                      Golan Heights and the Bekaa Valley. Ground-based anti-aircraft missile systems, unmanned aerial vehicles
                      and air-to-air missiles were used here for the first time on a large scale. About 900 airplanes and helicopters
                      were destroyed during these conflicts. Read more on our forum.

                      In the next publication, we will talk about Beirut International Airport, the Israeli military airfield Ramat
                      David and the largest US Air Force base in the Middle East – Incirlik.



                      Flaming Cliffs 3
                      Summer Sale 2020



                      Welcoming new users into DCS World who have little or no experience flying modern aircraft is very important
                      to us. We hope that the current sale can help bring you closer to your friends and loved ones by sharing the
                      experience of Flaming Cliffs 3. It provides an easy learning curve for new players and focuses on a broad range
                      of fighters rather than a single detailed aircraft. Get the F-15C, A-10A, Su-27, Su-33, MiG-29A, MiG-29S and
                      Su-25 all in one single download.

                      Take advantage of the Summer Sale and download Flaming Cliffs 3 for only $24.99.


                      We thank you again for your passion and support,


                      Kind regards,

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                        #31
                        DCS: Syria Pre-order





                        17 July 2020


                        Dear Fighter Pilot, Partners and Friends,


                        In cooperation with Ugra Media we are pleased to announce that DCS: Syria is now available
                        for pre-order. This outstanding terrain can be pre-purchased and ensures you will be first on
                        the tarmac, and at a discounted price of 30% off. DCS: Syria Trailer.

                        This week we released a substantial new update to DCS World Open Beta which focused mainly
                        on bug fixes, stability and less on feature enhancements. Check out the changelog for an exha-
                        ustive list of bugs and fixes. Next month we will release a more feature rich update especially in
                        regards to DCS: F-16C Viper.

                        We would like to bring your attention to the 104th Red Flag Rumble taking place on the 18th of
                        July at 19:00 GMT. BLUEFOR F-5E Tiger II & AJS-37 Viggen vs REDFOR MiG-21 Fishbed & MiG-19
                        Farmer, read the details.

                        Thank you for your passion and support.


                        Yours sincerely,


                        The Eagle Dynamics Team



                        DCS: Syria
                        A DCS World Terrain



                        This 600x500 km map covers much of the eastern Mediterranean, and includes most of Syria,
                        Israel, and Lebanon. Areas of Turkey and Jordan are also included. Major cities like Damascus,
                        Tripoli (Lebanon), Latakia, Tartus, Homs, Aleppo, Hamah, Palmyra, Haifa, Acre, Beirut, and
                        Incirlik/Adana are created in detail with hundreds of unique landmarks. The geography is varied
                        with a temperate western coastline, mountains and an arid desert landscape to the east of the landform.

                        With such a wide range of historic locations, airfields and targets, mission options are almost
                        endless; all set in the most stunning and scenic environment ever made. Pre-order now and
                        benefit from the pre-order 30% discount on DCS: Syria.

                        If you haven’t already, take a helicopter tour of the major city of Damascus, watch the Damascus Air Taxi video.



                        Open Beta 2.5.6
                        Development Report



                        We continue to focus on improvements and reliability.

                        Our most recent Open Beta (OB) release covers a wide range of fixes to some of our most
                        popular modules. We would like to thank our internal and beta-tester friends for their fantastic support.

                        Please read the full Open Beta 2.5.6.52196 changelog



                        NS430 Navigation
                        System for C-101 Aviojet



                        Our third-party partners Aerges have released two new versions of the NS-430 Navigation
                        System. The module is now compatible with the C-101EB and the C-101CC. There are several
                        bundle options available to ensure you get the most out of this advanced system.

                        Check out the NS-430 Navigation System bundle



                        F/A-18C Hornet
                        Open Beta Updates



                        The bug-fixing process for DCS: F/A-18C Hornet continues but we have also been enhancing
                        certain cockpit features that include:

                        Added framebuffer validity check
                        Added helper function to build indices for a convex poly
                        The indicators are still work in progress, whilst we add support for curved display surfaces

                        Updated Multi-Purpose Display Indicator (MDI)
                        • MDI hot fix for backlighting
                        • MDI screen glossiness has been edited
                        • Adjustments to the MDI screen textures and brightness
                        • Additional meshes were added to the MDI screens
                        • MDI screen mapping has been edited
                        • MDI screen self-illumination has also been tuned

                        Watch an F/A-18C Hornet air-to-ground strike in Bekaa Valley video.



                        Thank you again for your passion and support,


                        Kind regards,


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                          #32
                          F-16C Viper Future Features




                          24 July 2020


                          Dear Fighter Pilot, Partners and Friends,

                          We would like to take this opportunity to discuss DCS: F-16C Viper features in order
                          to provide an achievable and transparent plan for 2020 and beyond. With this in mind,
                          we invite you to contribute to the DCS: F-16 Viper Future Features Survey.

                          We are delighted to share the current development progress on DCS: F-16C Viper and
                          your feedback is greatly appreciated.

                          This week we released an update to DCS World Open Beta (OB). We would like to kindly
                          remind you that the releases of DCS World OB and Stable versions have been slowed down
                          in order to continue working on substantial bug-fixing and account for longer testing periods.

                          Please read the most recent OB changelog.

                          Thank you for your passion.

                          Yours sincerely,


                          The Eagle Dynamics Team



                          F-16C Viper
                          Future Features



                          As with DCS: F/A-18C Hornet, we are creating a development roadmap for DCS: F-16C Viper.
                          This is an important step in prioritising your wishes and we encourage you to take part in the
                          DCS: F-16C Viper Features Ranking Survey.



                          F-16C Viper
                          Development Report



                          The F-16C Viper Development Team is working on new features and tuning existing ones.
                          These include but are not limited to:

                          AGM-65D/G Maverick
                          E-O Visual (VIS)
                          E-O (BORE)
                          EO submode selectors have been added to the SMS pages.
                          Maverick weapon selection functionality has been added.
                          The power and warm-up timer functions have been added.

                          Litening Targeting Pod
                          The video feed has been adjusted.
                          Video image brightness has been adjusted.
                          The design specification has been completed and includes cursor zero, new HOTAS commands,
                          new TGP symbology, control page, air-to-air mode, and much more.
                          Remaining HOTAS commands for track modes and cursor slew. Cursor zero in progress.

                          AGM-88C HARM
                          We are currently working on the SMS, WPN and DED pages, as well as the HARM as a Sensor (HAS) mode.

                          Liveries
                          In cooperation with several talented community members, highly accurate liveries for the Israeli,
                          Turkish and United States air forces are being finalised. We hope this will be appreciated for all of
                          you who are interested in developing and flying missions in DCS: Syria

                          Flight Dynamics
                          Several subject matter experts are involved in further improvements to the flight model and flight
                          control system. This will provide substantial accuracy enhancements and we look forward to your feedback.

                          Additionally, a white paper has been prepared that describes some of the basics of our Flight Module (FM)
                          programming, in particular with regards to the way we use the sources available to achieve a high level of
                          accuracy in our simulation.



                          F/A-18C Hornet
                          The Serpent's Head 2



                          A 10 mission campaign for the F/A-18C Hornet by our third-party developers Badger 633 is now available
                          to download on Steam. It comprises the next chapter of six previous The Serpent’s Head missions released
                          earlier that are freely available in DCS user files.



                          F-86F Sabre
                          Hunters Over the Yalu



                          The Hunters over the Yalu Campaign for the F-86F Sabre by Reflected Simulations is also now available to
                          download on Steam.

                          Command the 67th Fighter Bomber Squadron and attack enemy-held bridges, bomb factories, and strafe
                          supply columns. Support US troops as they fight fiercely on the ground. Survive heavy flak and fighter attacks,
                          and then transfer to the legendary 39th Fighter Interceptor Squadron to carry out large fighter-sweeps in MiG
                          Alley over the Yalu river.

                          Thank you again for your passion and support,


                          Kind regards,

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                            #33
                            The All New A-10C II Warthog




                            31 July 2020


                            Dear Fighter Pilot, Partners and Friends,

                            This week we leaked the features set and announced DCS: A-10C II Warthog.
                            We would like to take this opportunity to discuss some of the features that will
                            be available. These include the Laser-Maverick, Scorpion Helmet Mounted Cueing
                            System, AGR-20 APKWS, GBU-54 JDAM, and more.

                            We continue to improve the Mission Editor (ME) and enhance the Historical Mode filter.
                            If you want to use equipment from a given era, simply click the clock icon. This will show
                            aircraft and equipment that were in service within the selected country and year. This mode
                            can be turned on and off during mission creation if you need to select objects outside of the
                            chosen year. We hope this will help facilitate the creation of mission scenarios.

                            Our bug fixing exercise continues at full strength and we trust that the next OB release will be of interest.

                            Thank you for your passion and support.


                            Yours sincerely,


                            The Eagle Dynamics Team



                            A-10C II Warthog
                            New Features



                            With the release of DCS: A-10C II Warthog, an important update will be the
                            changes to the HOTAS. This was requested by our professional clients and
                            now represents the true USAF configuration in particular when considering
                            the Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog™ throttle and stick. Here is an overview
                            of the new feature set that will be available upon release:

                            Updated External Model
                            • Improved 3D mesh and textures
                            • Removal of TISL pod


                            Updated Cockpit
                            • Weathered (dirty bird) textures option
                            • Addition of the ARC-210 radio head
                            • Removal of the TISL control panel
                            • Addition of the Scorpion HMCS control head


                            AGM-65E2/L Laser-Guided Maverick
                            • DSMS Status and Inventory Pages
                            • HUD and Weapon Video Symbology
                            • READY, ACTIVATE, SCAN, TRACK, and SLAVE Modes
                            • Updated Maverick HOTAS Commands
                            • PRF Code Input (DSMS)


                            Missiles and Guided-Bombs
                            • AGR-20 Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) Laser-Guided Rockets
                            • GBU-54 Laser-JDAM


                            ARC-210 VHF/UHF Satellite Radio
                            • Radio Start
                            • Menu Pages
                            • Manual Frequency Selection
                            • Preset Channel Selection
                            • Guard Channels Selection
                            • Setting Preset Channels 1–25
                            • Setting Preset Channels 26–30


                            Scorpion Helmet-Mounted Cueing System (HMCS)
                            • Control Head
                            • HMCS Display
                            • HMCS HOTAS Commands
                            • HMCS Setting STAT Page
                            • Targeting Pod projection window
                            • Data Link PPLI, Mini-SPI, EPLRS, and Designated Target Symbols
                            • Waypoints/Steerpoint Symbols
                            • SPI and Hookship Symbols
                            • TDC and TGP Symbols


                            Hands on Throttle and Stick (HOTAS)
                            • Updated HOTAS Commands




                            A-10C II
                            Development Report



                            We have now completed the flight dynamics research needed for the new
                            weapons and we are close to completing the cockpit weathered textures.

                            We are also completing work on the Helmet Mounted Cueing System (HMCS)
                            and the integration of the Targeting Pod projection window over landmasses
                            and buildings.





                            GBU-54
                            Laser-Guided JDAM



                            A low-cost guidance kit that combines combat-proven JDAM (Joint Direct
                            Attack Munition) GPS/INS-based (Global Positioning System/Inertial
                            Navigation System) navigation with a laser seeker achieving outstanding
                            accuracy. Unlike the GBU-31 and GBU-38, the GBU-54 can engage moving targets.



                            AGR-20
                            APKWS



                            The 2.75 diameter, 35-pound, laser-guided rocket is known as the fixed-wing
                            Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System II. The rocket has proven effective in
                            combat operations over Afghanistan.

                            We look forward to your feedback on these new weapon systems.


                            Thank you again for your passion and support,

                            Kind regards,

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                              #34
                              Dynamic Campaign Engine




                              7 August 2020


                              Dear Fighter Pilot, Partners and Friends,

                              This week we are excited to share our progress on DCS World Dynamic Campaign Engine.
                              This is quite a big step for us and despite the slow progress, we are optimistic that it will
                              be a great enhancement to DCS. We cannot give you a firm initial OB release date yet as
                              things are still quite raw, but we will keep you updated regularly as the next milestones
                              come to pass.

                              Our third-party partners TrueGrit Virtual Technologies are working hard on the
                              DCS: Eurofighter Typhoon. Please check out some of the cool stuff they are up to below.

                              We would like to thank our internal and external Beta-Testers Teams for the relentless
                              testing and reporting in the lead up to the upcoming OB in mid August. We are optimistic
                              about the rate of bug squashing and trust that performance will also improve in the
                              coming releases.

                              Thank you for your passion and support.

                              Yours sincerely,


                              Eagle Dynamics Team



                              Dynamic Campaign Engine
                              For DCS World



                              The DCS World Dynamic Campaign Engine combines a Real-Time Strategy (RTS) engine
                              with military forces and economics layers (production, logistics, use and transfer of resources)
                              that pitch two opposing sides aided by advanced strategic and tactical AI.

                              We have now completed the core RTS logic and have connected it to DCS World. We are
                              currently finalising the basics of the in-game economic models. We will be working on the
                              combat tasking logic and certain win-win situations in the near future. The last stage will
                              be the Client - Server architecture needed to support large campaigns with on-going
                              online sessions.

                              We are certain that you will have many detailed questions and look forward to revealing
                              more information on this module as and when we are in position to demonstrate some
                              of the features live.



                              Eurofighter Typhoon
                              Development Report



                              ‘We at TrueGrit Virtual Technologies would like to take this chance to give you some latest
                              updates concerning the Eurofighter Typhoon Development. It is with great pride that we can
                              officially announce a collaboration with Diehl Defence GmbH.

                              Diehl Defence GmbH is located in Überlingen, Germany and is the manufacturer of the soph-
                              -isticated IRIS-T missile. They are offering us full support in bringing the most realistic version
                              of the IRIS-T to DCS World – as always within the limits of what can be released to a public
                              platform like DCS. It will be available to you with the initial launch of the German Eurofighter
                              Typhoon Version and will be your main heat seeking missile. With this collaboration we have
                              come one step closer to bringing you the most realistic experience of the Eurofighter Typhoon
                              possible.

                              We are working at full throttle on all areas of the project and are making good progress. The
                              progress picture by the almighty Fragger shows the latest version of the cockpit.

                              We would like to thank you for your unwavering support and enthusiasm, as it is a constant
                              reminder of what we are working towards and motivates us to give our best. You can be sure
                              that every post, comment and feedback reaches us and is very appreciated. ‘
                              - True Grit Virtual Technologies



                              P-47 Thunderbolt
                              Upgrades



                              The P-47 proved to be a formidable fighter-bomber due to its armament, heavy bomb load
                              and ability to absorb enemy fire. The P-47's durability was due in part to its exceptionally
                              dependable P&W R2800 radial piston engine, which unlike comparable liquid-cooled engines,
                              had a high tolerance for damage. P-47 pilots frequently carried two 500 lb (227 kg) bombs,
                              using a favoured skip bombing tactic, skipping bombs into railroad tunnels to destroy hidden
                              enemy trains.

                              We are currently working on the bomb arming controls and detonation set-up adjustments.
                              We are also working on the D-30 early and D-40 variants. Both versions include new modifi-
                              -cations and improved damage modelling. These updates will be available in the up-coming
                              DCS World Open Beta (OB) updates.

                              Thank you again for your passion and support,

                              Kind regards,


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                                #35
                                The F-16C Viper Roadmap




                                14 August 2020


                                Dear Fighter Pilots, Partners and Friends,


                                You may be aware of the difficulties that the Belarus people are facing at the moment.
                                In the wake of the recent unrest, our local subsidiary and the team’s capability to
                                operate in a normal manner has also suffered, we hope temporarily.

                                Please enjoy the news below.

                                Following your feedback and careful consideration we are working on the F-16C Viper
                                development roadmap. We continue our push to fix engine and module bugs in addition
                                to core performance improvement measures.

                                The Viper targeting pod has received many enhancements including cursor zero, improved
                                HOTAS commands and air-to-air mode. Check out the DCS: Viper and Hornet TGP Update.

                                Thank you for your passion and support.

                                Yours sincerely,


                                Eagle Dynamics Team



                                F-16C Viper
                                Features Roadmap



                                New features for DCS: F-16C Viper include but are not limited to;

                                Complete the Litening targeting pod
                                AGM-65D/G/H/K/L Maverick
                                Flight model and FLCS tuning
                                HARM Targeting System (HTS)
                                AGM-88C HARM POS and HAS modes
                                Complete Air-to-Air Radar: DTT SAM mode, bullseye, intercept steering cue, ACM Slew,
                                Velocity Search with Range,
                                Landing and takeoff handling tuning
                                Integration of the JHMCS with the HARM Targeting System (HTS), Link 16, AG Mode, and
                                AIFF
                                Sniper XR Targeting Pod



                                Belarus
                                In support

                                We wish our team, their families and all the Belarus people fair winds, health, safety and peace.



                                Hornet & Viper
                                TGP Updates



                                In the upcoming Open Beta (OB) release, we can expect the following enhancements;

                                F-16C Viper TGP updates
                                • Coordinates
                                • North arrow
                                • Meter stick
                                • Cursor Zero (CZ)
                                • Targeting pod and laser ranging
                                • Automatic Gain Control (AGC)
                                • Snowplow (SP) mode
                                • Grayscale
                                • Steering Indicator
                                • Steerpoint Distance / Time to Release / Time to Impact Indicator
                                • Laser Code Indicator
                                • Updated HOTAS commands
                                • Corrected steerpoint slew


                                F-16C Viper updates
                                • The flag patch on the pilot now appears correctly in the mirrors.
                                • The tank material has been edited
                                • The external model has been improved, again.



                                F/A-18C Hornet TGP updates
                                • Coordinates
                                • North arrow
                                • Meter stick


                                F/A-18C Hornet updates
                                • The engine has received a sound update (WIP)
                                • Major external sounds update
                                • Sound phaser bug-fix
                                • INS switch initialized in IFA at hot start if GPS available
                                • The laser CODE on the SMS main page with guns selected created a conflict
                                • AIM-120 bug is fixed, but a similar issue still exists where AIM-120 midcourse updates
                                  stop if the L&S is stepped to a different trackfile (not the DT2).



                                Thank you again for your passion and support,

                                Kind regards,

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                                  #36
                                  Open Beta Update




                                  21 August 2020


                                  Dear Fighter Pilots, Partners and Friends,

                                  This week we are excited to share an update to DCS World Open Beta 2.5.6.
                                  This update focuses on core stability improvements and introduces DCS: Syria
                                  into Early Access.


                                  We would like to share the development progress of DCS: Mi-24P.

                                  A gentle reminder that DCS: Syria is now available in Early Access with a 20%
                                  discount.

                                  Thank you for your passion and support.


                                  Yours sincerely,



                                  Eagle Dynamics Team



                                  Open Beta
                                  DCS World



                                  Significant updates to DCS world. Please read the full OB changelog



                                  Mi-24P Hind
                                  Development Report



                                  Overall
                                  • The cockpit model: Aft Crew Station and Front Crew Station - 100% completed.
                                  • Animated cockpit objects: Aft Crew Station - 100%, Front Crew Station - WIP (40%).
                                  • The external 3D model - 100%
                                  • Animation of external model objects - 70%.
                                  • The flight model is complete now and will undergo fine tuning.
                                  • Power plant - 100%.


                                  Helicopter Systems
                                  • Completed Electrical Power Supply System - 100%;
                                  • Fuel System - 80%;
                                  • Hydraulic System -100%
                                  • Oil Systems - 80%
                                  • Anti-Ice System - WIP
                                  • Fire Detection & Extinguishing Systems - 70%;
                                  • Brake system - 100%,
                                  • Air Conditioning System - WIP
                                  • Lighting System - WIP
                                  • Flight control system (including SAU-V24) - 80% (WIP - SAU setting)
                                  • Completed radio communication equipment - 100%;
                                  • Helicopter radio navigation equipment -> 80% (WIP - the map indicator is being revised).
                                  • Instruments and avionics -> 80% (WIP - connection of operator's cockpit objects).


                                  Armament and Weapon control
                                  • Sight ASP-17V and Analog-Digital Computing Device (AСVU), AUTO and Manual modes - completed
                                  • Pilot weapon control panel (PUVL) - completed
                                  • Built-in cannon and mounts (30 mm, GSh-2-30) - completed (with all fire modes)
                                  • Universal gun or grenade launcher container systems (GUV-1) - completed
                                  • Bombing munitions and racks - completed
                                  • Guided weapons (9K113 Guided Missile System with 9M114 or 9M120 missiles) - WIP
                                  • PKI operator's sight - WIP
                                  • Rockets
                                    • UB-32 rocket launchers with S-5 rockets - completed
                                    • B8V20A rocket launchers with S-8 rockets - completed
                                    • B-13L rocket launchers with S-13 rockets - completed
                                    • APU-68UM3 rocket launcher with S-24B rocket - completed



                                  The RWR SPO-10 is under development
                                  The crew AI (pilot /co-pilot) is currently WIP



                                  F/A-18C Hornet
                                  Updates



                                  We have been working on significant enhancements that include:
                                  • Adjusted turn rate needle
                                  • AIM-120 Quantity on HUD Incorrect with Mixed Types Onboard
                                  • Autostart macros fixed with INS STD HDG Alignment
                                  • INS alignment takes WPT0 if GPS unavailable, STOR HDG Alignment added, IFA (wip)
                                  • Inertial NAV status fixed
                                  • AINS, "P/INS" advisory
                                  • IFA GPS display hides while AINS mode
                                  • Toggle HUD Time Off with Landing Gear Down
                                  • AGM-62 uncage issue


                                  We look forward to your feedback regarding these recent improvements.

                                  Thank you again for your passion and support,


                                  Kind regards,

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                                    #37
                                    Open Beta Update




                                    28 August 2020


                                    Dear Fighter Pilots, Partners and Friends,

                                    Following last week’s substantial update to DCS World Open Beta 2.5.6, we released a follow
                                    up patch. We are now running DCS World Open Beta 2.5.6.54046. We are aware that there
                                    are a few issues, notably to the F/A-18C Hornet radar. We look forward to your valuable
                                    feedback and thank you in advance for your help.

                                    In order to raise awareness of mental health issues, a 24-hour charity stream will be live
                                    with ex-RAF fighter controller instructor Tactical Pascale. Tactical DCS - We need your help will
                                    stream on the 11th of September, tune in.

                                    Thank you for your passion and support.


                                    Yours sincerely,



                                    Eagle Dynamics Team



                                    Open Beta 2.5.6
                                    Patch



                                    This week we delivered a patch for DCS World Open Beta 2.5.6.54046.

                                    Please read the full changelog.



                                    DCS World
                                    Development Report



                                    Improvements to DCS World core have been made and a shader compilation error that occurred
                                    when using high resolution displays has been fixed. New Single missions for DCS: Syria are now
                                    available for the A-10C Warthog, Mi-8 Magnificent Eight and Su-27 Flanker.

                                    Combined Joint Task Forces Red and Combined Joint Task Forces Blue were added to the Mission
                                    Editor (ME) as countries. As well as United Nations Peacekeepers.



                                    F-14A/B Tomcat
                                    Updates



                                    Considerable updates to DCS: F-14A/B Tomcat;
                                    • New fire and smoke animations for engine fires and compressor stalls (WIP)
                                    • Fixes have been made to Cage the Bear Campaign - thank you Kaba!
                                    • Several fixes to Quickstart missions
                                    • Fixed ARC-159 mode keybindings (guard,manual,preset,inc,dec)
                                    • Jester will set AN/ARC-182 to AM now when starting cold
                                    • Fixed AOA Indexer Brightness step up/down keybindings


                                    We look forward to your feedback regarding these recent updates,

                                    Thank you again for your passion and support,


                                    Kind regards,


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                                      #38
                                      A-10C II Warthog Preparation




                                      04th September 2020


                                      Dear Fighter Pilots, Partners and Friends,

                                      We are on track to release DCS: A-10C II Warthog and are currently working with
                                      operational pilots to ensure small adjustments are made to the Flight Model where
                                      required. See below for more information on the status of work in progress.

                                      In late 2014, DCS: MiG-21bis was the first third-party module released and remains
                                      one of the most beloved fighters in DCS World. We would like to share some of the
                                      great progress made to this wonderful module, especially in regards to DCS: Syria.


                                      Thank you for your passion and support.


                                      Yours sincerely,


                                      Eagle Dynamics Team



                                      A-10C II
                                      Preparation



                                      We are doing our best to meet your highest expectations and intensive internal and
                                      external beta-testing is underway. Currently we are working on improvements to new
                                      weaponry (APKWS, laser-guided Mavericks and bombs). We are also working hard on
                                      all current bugs with scheduled fixes coming in further updates.



                                      MiG-21bis
                                      Development Report



                                      Most importantly a long awaited update to the cockpit mesh was finalised, which
                                      substantially improved the precision of cockpit geometry. This will be particularly
                                      appreciated by VR users.

                                      Visual improvements were followed by a new Flight Model as well as Avionics and
                                      Weapon System enhancements such as the recalibration of all the instruments.
                                      Significant ground clutter causes performance degradation when the RP-22SMA
                                      radar is used in low level flight, this has yet to be resolved. Small corrections to
                                      the lift coefficient at lower Mach numbers were made. Structural damage caused
                                      by exceeding G-load limits is now dynamically calculated depending on aircraft weight.



                                      The addition of navigation data for DCS: Syria has been added, as well as a number
                                      of new missions. An overhaul of almost all air-to-air missiles is also in progress.

                                      We are experimenting with a more realistic rendering technology for the ASP gunsight
                                      and RP-22SMA radar. Magnitude 3 has expanded the Leatherneck Simulation team
                                      who are now working on DCS: MIG-21bis, and two other projects...





                                      Mi-8MTV2
                                      Crew - Part One



                                      A new crew campaign from Stone Sky is available for DCS: Mi-8MTV2 Magnificent Eight.
                                      Set in the extremes of Northern Russia, this campaign will test your skills at all stages of flight.

                                      Experience the immersive atmosphere of the arctic on Bolshevik Island in the Caucasus
                                      where the Mi-8 helicopter is still a demanded transportation mode. Your base is situated
                                      at the Solnechnaya Polar Station refinery complex, within the territory Severnaya Zemlya.

                                      Complete day and night time exercises still in use by the Russian Army aviation. Destroy
                                      ground targets in combat training flights and lead combat missions, which require perfect
                                      management to enable a safe return to base.

                                      Voiced radio messages in English and Russian give an insight into the civil aviation work
                                      carried out in Arctic Russia. Your adventure awaits!

                                      This campaign requires knowledge of navigation equipment, avionics and helicopter control.

                                      Thank you again for your passion and support,

                                      Kind regards,

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                                        #39
                                        A-10C Flight Model




                                        11 September 2020


                                        Dear Fighter Pilots, Partners and Friends,

                                        In support of the UK-based charity MIND, please join us for the 24-hour Live Stream
                                        Event, which will take place at 1900Z today. Find out more on Tactical DCS Discord.

                                        We are working hard to release DCS: A-10C II Tank Killer. Particular attention is being
                                        made to the buffet and stall flight dynamics, the implementation of the Helmet Mounted
                                        Cueing System (HMCS), creation of mission content, updating the flight manual and
                                        finalising the instruction videos. We look forward to sharing more information closer to launch.

                                        In addition to the ongoing bug fixing, we have been focussing on DCS: F/A-18C Hornet.

                                        In July we released DCS: Syria in cooperation with Ugra Media. This outstanding map offers
                                        great geographic variety, high attention to detail and extensive gameplay. To celebrate its
                                        success we have created a second Syria map video for your pleasure, watch DCS: Syria Movie.

                                        We thank you for your passion and support.


                                        Yours sincerely,



                                        The Eagle Dynamics Team



                                        Mind Stream
                                        Charity Event



                                        We will be hosting a 24-hour DCS livestream on the Tactical Pascale’s Youtube Channel to raise money for Mind,
                                        a UK-based mental health charity who work directly with those suffering.

                                        A team of committed virtual pilots from our community will be flying in DCS World for a full 24 hours, only
                                        pausing to host livestream events like Giveaways, Competitions, and live community challenges. There will
                                        be live training sessions, and we'll be playing the latest homemade “Arabian Nights” campaign mission that
                                        includes a 3-hour operation with real-player ATC, GCI, mission commanders, and 30 virtual pilots.



                                        A-10C II Tank Killer
                                        Development Progress



                                        As we prepare for the release of DCS: A-10C II Tank Killer by the end of this month, we are carefully checking
                                        the Flight Model’s buffet and stall implementation, instantaneous turn rate, sustained turn rate, and maximum
                                        speed at different altitudes. These checks enable measured parameters to match the flight manual charts with a
                                        precision to within 3%.

                                        We found that buffeting affects the airframe at a lower AoA than is stated in the manual, this affected aircraft
                                        handling during deliberate stalling. We are working on this issue, which will result in a significant improvement
                                        to overall aircraft behavior in this phase of flight.

                                        In parallel, many of the new systems are now functional including laser-Maverick, APKWS, and the GBU-54 LJDAM.
                                        Work continues on the Helmet Mounted Cueing System (HMCS) and associated HOTAS commands and updating the
                                        cockpit and external art.



                                        F/A-18C Hornet
                                        Updates



                                        This week we fixed an issue with A/G radar heading figures overlapping when switching from Map to EXP1-2-3.
                                        Other strange behavior when switching between A/G radar EXP modes and A/A radar has now been resolved.

                                        When Unlimited weapons mode is activated, the salvo / ripple replenishment levels now display correctly. Threat
                                        circles on SA page now show even if the threat Icon is not visible. The SAM threat rings draw order on the SA page
                                        has been fixed. Swapping HSI/SA on left and right MDI now functions correctly.

                                        A fuel transfer issue from external tanks has now been fixed. Radio volume issues and the COMM AM/FM change on
                                        the UFC have been fixed.

                                        The ‘Throttle - HOTAS Warthog’ and ‘VPC WarBRD + MT50’ now have updated presets.

                                        Thank you again for your passion and support,

                                        With kind regards,

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                                          #40


                                          18 September 2020


                                          Dear Fighter Pilots, Partners and Friends,

                                          In association with Mover Media LLC, DCS World Events, and Folds of Honor, we present
                                          the annual Fight for Honor 2020 Dogfight Tournament. This is a wonderful way to give
                                          back by flying in DCS. Register for a chance to win some serious prizes and the
                                          opportunity to be recognised by your peers as the Top Dogs in air-to-air combat in the World.

                                          We would like to share our most recent development progress on DCS: P-47D Thunderbolt.
                                          We have now added the D-30 Early and D-40 variants and continue to make significant
                                          improvements, most notably to the damage model.

                                          We would like to make you aware of recent updates to DCS: F-16C Viper.

                                          Thank you for your passion and support.


                                          Yours sincerely,

                                          Eagle Dynamics Team




                                          Folds of Honor
                                          Fight for Honor 2020



                                          Pick any aircraft and dogfight 1 v 1 (guns only) against other players across the world in
                                          this charity event to support the fallen and their families. DCS pilots will fight for prizes
                                          from Eagle Dynamics, Foxx Mount desk mounts, Blackhog, and Tacview.

                                          Registration is open until the 25th of September.

                                          1st place - Fight with Falco, Tacview advanced license, Foxx Mount Desk Mounts (stick and
                                          throttle), Blackhog B-Explorer Stand-Alone, and a DCS module of your choice.
                                          2nd place - Tacview advanced license, Foxx Mount Desk Mount (stick and throttle), and a
                                          DCS module of your choice.
                                          3rd place - Tacview advanced license and a DCS module of your choice.

                                          Check out the Rules of Engagement and Registration Process



                                          P-47D Thunderbolt
                                          Development Report



                                          We will be introducing two expansions to DCS: P-47D Thunderbolt. The P-47D-30 (Early)
                                          modification will become available; equipped with a Mark 8 gunsight, an earlier version of
                                          the control stick and throttle lever, as well as modified bomb dropping mechanics. From the
                                          exterior, the model is easily distinguishable due to the absence of the fin strake in the upper fuselage.

                                          Our second modification is the P-47D-40 with rocket capabilities. These rockets are the familiar
                                          HVARs and the M8 rockets, both used extensively by the Allies in large numbers during World War II.
                                          The aircraft bombing loadouts have also been expanded.

                                          Coming soon: integration of water methanol injection, improved engine damage modelling, and
                                          compressibility recovery using underwing dive flaps.



                                          F-16C Viper
                                          Updates



                                          Most notably, we are working on the HARM and Maverick missile systems and look forward to sharing
                                          more information with the next 2.5.6 Open Beta update.

                                          Watch DCS: F-16C Viper - AGM-65 Maverick Basics.


                                          Thank you again for your passion and support,

                                          Kind regards,


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