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Old 05-01-2020, 03:15 PM   #251
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Default Free For All - Warbird Edition



May 1st, 2020

Dear fighter pilots, partners and friends,

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

Check the Module Manager

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

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

Thank you for your passion and support and stay safe.


Yours sincerely,


The Eagle Dynamics Team


Warbird Wars
Fly Everything For Free



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

Check out the e-shop

Check out the e-shop



P-47 Thunderbolt
Development Report



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

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

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


See in development screenshot



The Channel
A DCS World Module



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

Take control of Ground Ops with DCS Combined Arms

Thank you again for your commitment, passion and support.


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Default 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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Old 05-15-2020, 01:55 PM   #253
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Default 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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Old 05-22-2020, 12:25 PM   #254
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Default 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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Default 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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Default 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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Default 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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Default 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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Default 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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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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