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18 June 2021


 

Dear Fighter Pilots, Partners and Friends,:pilotfly: 

 

This week the DCS: Mi-24P Hind was released to Early Access. If you have not already watched the Hind’s tutorial series, check it out here. A list of known issues is available here, and we are working to resolve these in the nearest future.

 

Ugra Media are proud to announce the final release of their DCS: Syria map. In the update, the island of Cyprus and a large section of southern Turkey have been added. It is worth noting that DCS: Syria is included in our 2021 Summer Sale and is now available with a 30% discount (Normal Price is $59.99). We will continue resolving bugs and deliver fixes as part of the Open Beta updates. 

 

The Summer Sale has now started, check out the video. This is your chance to grab a great deal on your next aircraft or map, or both! Until the 12th of July 15:00 UTC,  get up to 50% off our most popular modules, and 30% off DCS: F/A-18C Hornet, A-10C II Tank Killer and DCS: Supercarrier. Check out the eShop for more details. Summer Sale.

 

Thank you for your passion and support.

 

Yours sincerely, 


 

Eagle Dynamics Team

 

 

 

DCS: Mi-24P Hind

Early Access

 

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After more than 50,000 man hours of dedicated work, the Mi-24P Hind team is pleased to introduce this iconic attack helicopter into Early Access. We hope that this superb product meets your expectations and, as always, we look forward to your feedback!

 

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DCS: Mi-24P Hind Pricing Policy

The Hind is now available in Early Access and is also in Free to Play for you to enjoy for 14 days to ‘test fly before you buy’ and don’t forget to take advantage of the Early Access 20% discount on DCS: Mi-24P Hind.

 

 

 

DCS: Syria

Final Version Released

 

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Ugra Media have moved DCS: Syria to its final release state. Included in this final release are the addition of Cyprus and a large portion of southern Turkey. Major cities such as Nicosia, Larnaca, Limassol, Paphos, Ayia Napa, Famagusta, Kyrenia have been modeled in high detail. Get in a Combined Arms vehicle and take a drive or explore in the Hind!

 

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Cyprus includes nine new highly detailed airfields; Akrotiri, Ercan, Gecitkale, Pinarbashi, Kingsfield, Lakatamia, Larnaca, Nicosia, Paphos. Enjoy the precise details, we look forward to your thoughts.

 

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Guns Out

Summer Sale

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The DCS World Summer Sale has started and will run until the 12th of July 15:00 UTC on our eShop. We will also be participating in the Steam Summer Sale. Take advantage of this offer and receive 50% off most of our modules. Most of our campaigns will also be included.

 

Modules with a 30% discount

  • DCS: F-16C Viper

  • DCS: F/A-18C Hornet

  • DCS: A-10C II Tank Killer

  • DCS: P-47D Thunderbolt

  • DCS: Channel Map

  • DCS: Supercarrier 

  • DCS: Syria

 

Modules with a 20% discount

  • DCS: JF-17 Thunder

 

Modules with a 15% discount

  • DCS: F-14A/B Tomcat

 

Campaigns with 50% discount

  • Spitfire IX The Big Show Campaign

  • P-51D The Blue Nosed Bastards of Bodney Campaign

  • Bf 109 K-4 Jagdflieger Campaign

  • F-86F Hunters over the Yalu Campaign

  • Fw 190 A-8 Horrido! Campaign

  • Memory of a Hero Campaign

  • UH-1H Argo Campaign

  • The Museum Relic Campaign

  • P51-D High Stakes Campaign

  • Mi-8MTV2 Oilfield Campaign

  • The Border Campaign

  • UH-1H Worlds Apart - Spring 2025 Campaign

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

 

Campaigns with 30% discount

  • F-14A Zone 5 Campaign

  • Mi-8MTV2 Crew Part 1 Campaign

  • F/A-18C Operation Pontus Campaign

  • M-2000C Red Flag Campaign

  • F-15C The Georgian War Сampaign

  • The Enemy Within 3.0 Campaign

  • F/A-18C Hornet Raven One Campaign

  • F-5E Black Sea Resolve 79 Campaign

 

Campaigns with 20% discount

  • Ka-50 2 Pandemic Campaign

 

Campaigns not on sale

  • P-47D Wolfpack Campaign

  • F-14 Tomcat Fear the Bones! Campaign

  • F-16C Red Flag 21-1 Campaign

  • AV-8B Sky Warrior Campaign

  • Rising Squall Campaign


 

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Taking more than 40 man-years of intense research, technology development, art creation, and ground-breaking coding, the Hornet brings the first, true, multi-role fighter to the skies of DCS World with equally impressive air-to-surface and air-to-air capabilities.

 

DCS: F/A-18C Hornet


 

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DCS: Supercarrier Early Access period work continues. We are working on the following additional features, and we look forward to sharing more information soon.

  • Air Boss station
  • Briefing room
  • Landing Signal Officer (LSO) station with PLAT camera & VR support
  • DCS: Combined Arms integration
  • "Burble" effect
  • Wave off and bolter return to pattern radio messages
  • Functional barricade net

 

The DCS: Supercarrier module also includes the Russian Kuznetsov aircraft carrier, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, and the Su-33 Flanker D fighter.

 

DCS: Supercarrier

 

 

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The Viper is armed for air-to-air combat with Sidewinders, AMRAAMs, and an internal 20mm 6-barrel Gatling gun. It can also be loaded with a wide range of air-to-ground weapons that include general purpose bombs, rockets, canister munition, Mavericks, laser- and GPS-guided bombs, and more. The F-16 provides swing-role action in DCS World!

 

DCS: F-16C Viper 

 

 

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With the improved ability to command ground forces, a vast number of land, air and sea units, and feature-rich cooperative and head-to-head multiplayer; we are proud to say this is probably the most detailed and realistic combat simulation ever created for the PC. 

 

Head over to our eShop and grab a deal and grab a great 50% off Summer Sale deal.

 

Thank you again for your passion and support, 

 

Your sincerely, 

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26 June 2021


 

Dear Fighter Pilots, Partners and Friends,:pilotfly: 

 

Our Summer Sale is in full swing and we are thrilled to announce that the Steam sale is also live and will run until the 8th of July. Enjoy up to 50% discount on most of our modules and campaigns. Check them out. 

 

Leatherneck Simulations have been working hard on their next aircraft, the DCS: F4U-D Corsair. Their current efforts are focused mostly on finalising the cockpit. Take a look at their development screenshots below. 

 

Our partners at Heatblur Simulations have made notable progress to DCS: F-14A/B Tomcat. The latest Open Beta includes improved aircraft arresting physics and new carrier burble effects, bringing this fabulous aircraft one step closer to its final version. 

 

We are pleased to announce that DCS: C-101 Aviojet by Aegres has moved to final release state. This module is feature complete and we encourage you to check out what Aegres Media has in store for you next. In Development Screenshots.

 

Thank you for your passion and support,


 

Yours sincerely, 


 

Eagle Dynamics Team

 

 

 

DCS: F4U-D Corsair

Development Report

 

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The F4U-1 is one of the few aircraft without sidewalls and a floor.  Because of this, many of the Corsair’s vital components are exposed. Using manufacture drawings and original aircraft as references, the vast majority of panels, cables, pipes, and switches have been recreated to a high degree of detail. 

 

Each area has been checked in VR to ensure that nothing a pilot would see is missing.  Updates and texture adjustments to the cockpit model are in final development.

 

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Systems development is also largely completed. Hydraulics, electrics, and basic weapon systems are operational, and Leatherneck Simulations will continue to tune them as tests proceed. The AN/ARC-5 Radio and navigation equipment tests were completed earlier this spring. 

 

The decision to add the AN/ARC-1 radio set is still pending. Smaller items such as the oxygen equipment and the emergency landing gear extension system are also work in progress.

 

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The full inventory of British and U.S. weaponry will be presented closer to release. A number of stunning new features will make the DCS: F4U-1D Corsair truly unique.

 

Read more of their development report in the Leatherneck Simulations 2021 Summer Update.

 

 

 

DCS: F-14A/B Tomcat

Development Report

 

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A new mass dynamics engine brings a whole new level of realism to the F-14A/B. Unless it is landed correctly, the F-14’s arrestor hook will now skip over the deck to mimic realistic hook-bolter events. Under extreme conditions the hook can also fail and detach from the fuselage. Such realistic features truly encourage you to improve your skills and achieve by-the-book recovery procedures.

 

The aerodynamic effects of aircraft carrier burble on close-approach have also been implemented. The ICEMAN pilot AI has also been improved. The AI can now navigate to specific waypoints and enter a holding pattern. Other significant improvements include:

 

  • JESTER reporting
  • Night catapult signalisation
  • Autopilot logic overhaul
  • Multi-crew synchronisation 

 

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The Heatblur team is now focused on developing the next update of the exciting Tomcat and Viggen features, ultimately bringing both of these aircraft out of Early Access. 

 

 

F-14A Fear the Bones 

Campaign by Reflected Sims

 

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It is April 1989, and the cruiser USS Valley Forge has been involved in an incident in the Black Sea, off the coast of the Soviet Union. The USS Theodore Roosevelt is being sent to support the rescue operation with VF-84 on board. Jaws, Jester, Ghost, Pyro, Caveman, Grip, Elvis and Glory, all hot shot F-14A Tomcat fighter jocks of the ’Jolly Rogers’ squadron are itching to see some action. They might just get more than they bargained for. 

 

Join them in fighting MiGs, intercepting Bear bombers, defending the fleet, escorting Alpha strikes, and much more in this story-driven campaign. Kick the tires, light the fires, and make them Fear the Bones!

 

 

 

DCS: C-101 Aviojet

Final Version Released

 

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Aerges has announced that the DCS: C-101 Aviojet has reached its final version state in the latest Open Beta update. After finishing multicrew and implementing the Combined Controls Mode, the module is now complete. Product support, especially when it comes to bug fixing, will continue. 

 

The Aerges Team are now gearing up to accelerate work on their exciting upcoming new module: DCS: Mirage F1.

 

We hope that these project updates will inspire you to give them a try, and we look forward to sharing more on their development soon.

 

Thank you again for your passion and support, 

 

Yours sincerely,

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02 July 2021


 

Dear Fighter Pilots, Partners and Friends,:pilotfly: 

 

This week we announced Open Beta 2.7.3 with powerful, new, under-the-hood features that enhance our unprecedented flying experience. DCS: Marianas provides an immersive,  more natural environment that introduces our latest graphical technologies to render crisper details at low level flight. The beautiful islands of Rota, Tinian, Guam and Saipan are amazing to explore, and they are packed with unique, high quality assets throughout. You should not be surprised to learn that this map requires higher performing PCs to get the most detail.

 

After the launch of DCS: Mi-24P Hind, our dedicated Hind team has been working to eliminate recurring crashes, as well as stabilising the first iteration of the Petrovich AI. Various bugs have been fixed, and we encourage you to read the full changelog. The Hind’s external damage model is now on par with DCS: Mi-8MTV2 Magnificent Eight, and work has begun to improve tail rotor damage. The ammo counters for cannon and gun pods are now fully functional, and the Petrovich AI is able to determine ATGM launch distances. Next, we will be working on Petrovich’s  ability to scan the environment and report targets and threats. 

 

Please note that for a limited time, up to 50% discount is available on all of our products, including campaigns. 

 

Thank you for your passion and support.

 

Yours sincerely, 


 

Eagle Dynamics Team

 

 

DCS: Marianas

Early Access Available 

 

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We are committed to building the world’s best maps, and DCS: Marianas takes us even further down this road with brand new ways to navigate and explore. You will experience enhanced detail in cities and neighborhoods, commercial districts, airfields, ports, elevation, new buildings, new road colours and signs, custom-designed landmarks, and a new night-time mode with varied street lighting throughout. 

 

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For many of you DCS: Caucasus has become indispensable, and this year we’ve created more ways to enhance the DCS combat experience. Being a free map, DCS: Marianas brings our online community together with no purchase requirements. The Marianas brings an all new environment to play in with new missions.

 

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DCS: Marianas is running on our latest EDGE 2.7 graphics engine. To fly this map you will need to download the latest Open Beta and head over to the Module Manager. We are looking forward, as ever, to your feedback. Please check out The Marianas Release Trailer. 

 

Mi-24P Hind

Development Progress

 

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Petrovich will now be responsible for countermeasures and will automatically select new ones when required. We are now working on giving “him” an interface for the ASO-2V panel.

 

We have also added a delay in response from the Petrovich interface. This delay emulates the time between commands being given and heard over the crew intercom.  Work on the Petrovich voice overs also continues apace.

 

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Petrovich will now inform you when reaching your desired course, altitude, or speed, and “he” will confirm RoE orders for ATGM launches. Although Petrovich has errors in determining distance to target, for now “he” will dynamically range +/- 300 meters. In later updates we will improve the error modeling by taking into account all the factors that play a role in building this error. 

 

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In the latest patch, we've added the implementation of the ammo counter panel. KMGU-2 fixes have been made and we have resolved engine control desync issues. 

 

Looking ahead, our priorities are on Petrovich AI upgrades (including flying skills), further resolving de-sync issues in multiplayer, enhancing ATGM sight picture in VR and 2D, and improving overall key binding logic. We are also actively working on known issues and new-found bugs. Thank you for your reporting.

 

Summer Sale

Promotions

 

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DCS: JF: 17 Thunder is a superb, modern swing-role fighter that is a match for the F-15, F-16C and F/A-18C. It is powered by a Klimov RD-93 turbofan engine, giving it a top speed of up to Mach 1.6 at altitude. The aircraft has an operational range of up to 1,200 kilometers without refueling. The JF-17 can be armed with a wide variety of smart and dumb weapons, including air-to-air, air-to-surface, and anti-ship missiles on seven hardpoints.

 

The DCS World Summer Sale is your chance to take advantage of up to 50% savings on most of our modules and campaigns. Benefit from our new Free to Play program to sequentially try out multiple modules before making a decision on your next fighter, helicopter, or map!

 

E-Shop

 

Thank you again for your passion and support, 

 

Yours sincerely, 

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9 July 2021


 

Dear Fighter Pilots, Partners and Friends,:pilotfly: 

 

We hope that you are all enjoying our new, free DCS: Marianas and are exploring the islands. Optimisation for both 2D and VR is ongoing, and we hope to have some performance enhancements soon. Thank you all for your constructive feedback and bug reports. 

 

Please note that the scheduled maintenance of our primary server, website, Module Manager, and Multiplayer services is planned for the 13th of July at 04:00 UTC for a six hour period. We apologise for any inconvenience. 

 

DCS: Mosquito FB Mk.VI is progressing well. The cockpit is near final; we are adding details to instrumentation colour, reflections, and colour balance. Work on the radio transmitter T1154.B and receiver R1155 devices, as well as radio communications for VoiceChat, is also approaching completion. The external model is almost finished, and texturing is near completion. To keep you informed on the development process, we have taken the opportunity to prepare some In Development screenshots for you. 

 

The Summer Sale is in its last days; don’t miss out on these great savings! Most modules and campaigns are up to 50% off. Act now, this offer ends Monday at 15:00 GMT. 

 

Thank you for your passion and support.

 

Yours sincerely, 


 

Eagle Dynamics Team

 

Guns Out

Summer Sale

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This weekend is your last chance to save up to 50% on most DCS World modules and campaigns. The Summer Sale offer will end on Monday the 12th of July at 15:00 GMT. 

 

As mentioned, scheduled maintenance of our primary server, the DCS website, Module Manager, and Multiplayer (master server) services will occur on Tuesday the 13th of July at 04:00 UTC and will last for six hours. The server's IP address will change, we recommend updating your DNS cache (run "ipconfig /flushdns" in Windows). 

 

 

 

Mosquito FB Mk. VI

Development Progress

 

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We have improved gauge visibility by refining the center and side panel colour gamma values. The same pre-calculated ray tracing technology used in DCS: Mi-24P Hind has also been added. Glass, plastic covers, luminescent dials, and exposed wiring provide a more realistic look and feel. 

 

We are also working on final improvements to the external model, and we will be sharing progress with you soon. We are excited to see the finish approaching, and look forward to seeing this iconic fighter bomber in DCS World.

 

 

 

P-47D Thunderbolt

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DCS: P-47D Thunderbolt is now running on EDGE 2.7. This means that you will notice more detailed and enhanced textures throughout the cockpit and external model.

 

With its Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp engines and heavy armament, the Jug can more than hold its own with the more recent and lighter P-51D Mustang, whilst withstanding more combat damage. Fully loaded, this extraordinary fighter is capable of carrying almost half the payload of a B-17 Flying Fortress. In the ground attack role, it can carry 1.3 tonnes of external ordinance, with a maximum take-off weight of nearly 8 tonnes.

 

Don’t forget to take advantage of the 30% special on DCS: P-47D Thunderbolt, which also ends next week.

 

Thank you again for your passion and support, 

 

Yours sincerely, 

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16 July 2021


 

Dear Fighter Pilots, Partners and Friends,:pilotfly: 

 

DCS: Normandy is receiving enhancements to airfields, buildings, forests and fields. Frame-rate improvements and the Level of Detail (LOD) for objects has also been optimised. We are planning for these updates to be included in the next Open Beta.

 

Progress on DCS: Ka-50 Black Shark 3 is exciting with fine detail 3D design work on the Klimov TV3-117VMA turboshaft engines, gearbox and rotor system nearing completion. Check out the In Development screenshots, we hope you will be impressed.

 

The Rise of the Persian Lion is a new campaign by our third party content maker Badger633 and is being released as part of the next Open Beta. More and more third party campaign makers are joining DCS. If you are interested to know more about the opportunities and wish to become a campaign maker, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. 

 

This Saturday, 17th of July, tune in for a feast of flying fun with The Virtual Air Tattoo Airshow by The Royal Air Force Charitable Trust Enterprises. Six hours of FREE action will stream live on social media. Virtual flying aces are going to perform exhilarating aerobatic displays, with precision accuracy. Take a look at the all new Virtual Air Tattoo.

 

Thank you for your passion and support.

 

Yours sincerely, 


 

Eagle Dynamics Team

 

 

 

DCS: Normandy

Development Progress

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DCS: Normandy by Ugra Media is receiving updated colour and splatmap textures for fields and buildings. Airfield textures have also been improved and multiple bugs at Evreux, Funtington, Maupertus, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer and St. Pierre du Mont airfields have been fixed. Taxiway issues at Azeville, Barville, Evreux and Lantheuil have also been resolved.

 

Performance improvements when flying low over dense forest areas are noticeable. Individual tree types including; Amur Oak, Black Ash, Pine, Riverbirch and Sugar Maple are now more distinguishable and lifelike.

 

 

 

DCS: Ka-50 Black Shark 3

Development Progress

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We are pleased to present the progress to the engines, transmission and rotor head. As you can imagine, the propulsion system will be visible when the fuselage is damaged during combat or when under maintenance.

 

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The twin 2,400 hp Klimov TV3-117VMA turboshaft engines are mounted high on the fuselage above the wings. Note how the semicircular air intakes and exhausts are turned outward and the level of detail the modellers have put into these components. Everything is being recreated using exact drawings to a real-world scale.

 

 

 

Rise of the Persian Lion

F/A-18C Hornet Campaign

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As another sunrise breaks over the shimmering Iranian desert, things in the Gulf are about to change. Fuelled by international sanctions, Iran’s new and aggressive leader has sworn to take control of the Straits of Hormuz. In response, an international force has been deployed to the region with the USS Abraham Lincoln at its heart. This Campaign follows on from Ford’s exploits aboard USS John C Stennis in the Serpent’s Head 2 Campaign. 

 

This campaign will become available in the next Open Beta 2.7.4 update and can be available for download on our eshop and on Steam. 

 

Thank you again for your passion and support, 

 

Your sincerely, 

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23 July 2021


 

Dear Fighter Pilots, Partners and Friends,:pilotfly: 

 

We are currently preparing DCS: The Channel for final release. Along with a broad set of enhancements and optimisations, you will soon find the addition of the Amiens Prison that includes a comprehensive structural damage model. Multiple cosmetic fixes and improved scenery around unique objects are also included in the next update.

 

DCS: F-16C Viper is undergoing a bug-fixing phase as we prepare to add the next set of weapons, sensor improvements, and new avionics functions. We have added the AGM-154A JSOW,  and you can find more details on it here DCS: F-16C Viper | JSOW. 

 

We are also improving DCS: F/A-18C Hornet and look forward to sharing more details on the flight model improvements soon. To avoid confusion and help you better understand the radar and its limitations, we have prepared a tutorial on DCS: F/A-18C Hornet | AA Radar Use. We have also created a tutorial on JHMCS alignment for the best HMD accuracy DCS: F/A-18C Hornet | HMD Alignment.

 

A number of new ground units have also been included in the latest Open Beta update, and as always, we look forward to your constructive feedback.

 

Thank you for your passion and support.

 

Yours sincerely, 


 

Eagle Dynamics Team

 

 

 

DCS: The Channel

Preparing to Release

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We are completing work on all existing airfields and resolving aircraft collisions with static ground objects. AI taxiing logic is also being improved. 

 

Multiple cosmetic bugs have been resolved, and new unique objects and support facilities have been added to provide a more realistic appearance. Improvements also cover the road/rail network, the Citadelle d’Arras, and more. 

 

The area around the city of Amiens has been reworked to include much more detailed buildings, trees, and bushes.  

 

DCS: F-16C Viper

Development Report

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Based on our roadmap, we are pleased to announce that the Wind Corrected Munitions Dispenser (WCMD), or “Wick-Mid”, will be coming to DCS: F-16C Viper later this summer. 

 

The WCMD is cluster munition that will correct for wind effects and errors during a ballistic fall and turns a "dumb" cluster munition into an accurate "smart" weapon. With the addition of this weapon, you will be able to independently assign multiple WCMDs to targets in a single pass (using multiple steerpoints as targets). WCMD versions include the CBU-103 with 202 BLU-97B submunitions and the CBU-105 with 10 BLU-108 Sensor Fuzed Weapon (SFW) submunitions. 

 

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In this video, we’ll look at the AGM-154A Joint Standoff Off Weapon, or JSOW, for the Viper. The JSOW is an unpowered glide bomb that weighs approximately 1,000lbs. It has a range of up to 70 miles depending on launch altitude and airspeed. It is a fire-and-forget weapon that uses INS and GPS to reach its designated Sensor Point of Interest (SPI) target. Check out DCS: F-16C Viper | JSOW. 

 

 

DCS: F/A-18C Hornet

Development Progress

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Perhaps one of the most complex and confusing aspects of operating the Hornet is correct use of the air-to-air radar. We hope this video will provide you a better understanding and more successful use of this radar. DCS: F/A-18C Hornet | AA Radar Use. 

 

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JHMCS Alignment Procedure 

When performing a cold start, the JHMCS will now require alignment. This must be completed to avoid alignment issues with the symbology. If you are performing an auto start, the alignment will be completed for you. 

 

As the new process is mandatory on cold start, we have added a new tutorial outlining the JHMCS alignment procedure, check out DCS: F/A-18C Hornet | HMD Alignment.

 

 

 

NASAMS

New Ground Unit

 

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NASAMS (National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System)

NASAMS is a Norwegian-developed, medium-range SAM system that was introduced in the mid 1990s. Utilising the proven AIM-120 AMRAAM missile, and combined with a MPQ-64 Sentinel 3D radar, it presents a formidable threat to aircraft and helicopters at low- and medium-altitudes. 

 

A typical battery consists of 3 launchers, each with 6 missiles, a radar unit, and an FDC fire control unit. NASAMS is in service with a number of countries, including the USA. It is notably used to protect high value targets such as the White House in Washington DC.

 

This ground unit is now available in the latest Open Beta update. 

 

Thank you for your passion and support, 

 

Yours sincerely, 

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30 July 2021


 

Dear Fighter Pilots, Partners and Friends,:pilotfly: 

 

DCS: F-16C Viper development has accelerated, and an improved damage model is a critical part of it. We have prepared a preview of the new external damage model visual effects, please check them out below. 

 

Progress on DCS: Mosquito FB Mk.VI is on the final stage in the assembly line. We are improving the external model, and then we will add the final markings and weathering effects. Check out the In Development screenshots below.

 

This week, strap into your Jug and join the USAAF 56th Fighter Group as part of the DCS: P-47D Wolfpack Campaign by Reflected Simulations. 

 

Thank you for your passion and support,

 

Yours sincerely, 


 

Eagle Dynamics Team

 

 

 

DCS: F-16C Viper

Development Progress

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We are improving the external damage model of DCS: F-16C Viper. The new damage model provides better ballistics tracking and more detailed effects to sloped sheet metal. In the interim, you may have noticed a more realistic representation of wing damage. 

 

Check out the In Development Screenshots

 

 

 

DCS: Mosquito FB Mk. VI

Development Report

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We are improving the external model using newly acquired blueprints. Improved 3D modelling techniques have allowed us to include finer details. As a result, the smallest rivets, welds and fabric seams are visible.

 

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At Early Access stage DCS: Mosquito FB Mk.VI will have different skins available, including those used in the famous Operation Jericho. The remainder of the work will be focused on finalising the bulged bomb-bay fairing and hydraulic bomb doors, the wing pylons and external fuel tanks. This will allow DCS: Mosquito FB Mk.VI to carry two 500 lb bombs internally (with fins cropped to fit) plus another two under the wings.

 

 

 

DCS: P-47D Wolfpack

Campaign by Reflected Simulations

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’Zemke’s Wolfpack’, the 56th Fighter Group, was one of the most famous fighting units of the USAAF during World War II. Flying the P-47 Thunderbolt throughout their time stationed in England, the group had more ace pilots and destroyed more enemy aircraft in air combat than any other group. 

 

A large archive of detailed pilot combat reports is available online, and Reflected Simulations has endeavoured to recreate these historical events in DCS World as they happened. 

 

This campaign is now available on our Eshop and on Steam.

 

Thank you again for your passion and support, 

 

Yours sincerely, 

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06 August 2021


 

Dear Fighter Pilots, Partners and Friends,:pilotfly: 

 

We would like to extend a special thank you to those who participated in the DCS: F-16C Viper Roadmap features poll. The ten thousand plus responses we received are a great help for prioritising the next stages of development. Please check out the details below.

 

The Pilot-Operator ATGM sight picture for DCS: Mi-24P Hind is receiving some needed attention and the new auxiliary camera will provide better frame rates and enhanced image quality. VR improvements are also included and are planned for the next Open Beta update. 

 

A special note from our third party partners; TrueGrit Virtual Technologies and Heatblur Simulations. “Heatblur Simulations will develop and publish DCS: Eurofighter, with TrueGrit providing subject matter expertise, licenses and technical resources.” Together, the two teams will bring you an exceptional and realistic experience of this fabulous fighter.

 

DCS: MiG-21bis Constant Peg Campaign is based on operations carried out by the USAF's 4477th Test and Evaluation Squadron, the 'Red Eagles'.  Fly 10 missions set in 1988 and replicate the unit's typical operations from Tonopah Test Range Airfield, Nevada.

 

Thank you for your passion and support.

 

Yours sincerely, 


 

Eagle Dynamics Team

 

 

 

DCS: F-16C Viper

Roadmap

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DCS: F-16C Viper roadmap is now planned until the end of this year. Please note these are our current plans as of August 2021 and are subject to change.

 

Some features require a lot of effort and time, like HTS/HAD and AG radar, while the others are not as complex and can be completed sooner. We’ll start with the highest ranked and feasible features, and continue to bring you more and more DCS: F-16C Viper functionality.

 

Please read the DCS: F-16C Viper RoadMap on our forum.

 

DCS: F-16C Viper desired systems and payloads. 

 

 

 

DCS: Mi-24P Hind

Development Progress

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The majority of the Hind’s development team are currently having a well deserved vacation; however, we will still deliver a number of improvements in the upcoming patch. Most noticeably, a fully remodeled Pilot-Operator ATGM sight picture. The improved sight will use a new auxiliary camera instead of the MFD indicator functionality. All textures for the sight were also redrawn in higher resolution, providing better frame rates and visual quality.

 

VR implementation of the ATGM sight was a high priority too, and it will now occupy the whole view port with some free movement to reduce motion sickness. Dampening has been added to remove small twitches of VR motion sensors affecting the sight picture. We are currently testing more options for switches, which previously were only toggles as well as fixes for those commands that were not mappable to controllers. 

 

 

 

DCS: Eurofighter

Development Progress

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Our third party partners; Heatblur Simulations and Truegrit Virtual Technologies have joined forces to complete the development of DCS: Eurofighter. Check out the In Development Screenshots as we look towards a full report on their progress soon. 

 

 

 

DCS: MiG-21bis Constant Peg campaign

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This campaign was designed in partnership with Steve Davies, author of Red Eagles: America's Secret Migs, host of the 10 Percent True: Tales from the Cockpit podcast and the authority on Constant Peg operations. He brought with him access to the real Red Eagles pilots, whose technical guidance was used to ensure the most realistic experience possible.

 

DCS: MiG-21bis Constant Peg Campaign is ready and will be released soon.

 

Thank you again for all your passion and support, 

 

Yours sincerely, 

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13 August 2021


 

Dear Fighter Pilots, Pilots and Friends,

 

DCS: Mosquito FB VI is now available for pre-order from our Store and Steam with a 30% discount. The “Wooden Wonder’' is multi-crew compatible and represents a grand addition to our WWII lineup. The model has been built from original drawings kindly made available by the Smithsonian Institute Washington DC and De Havilland support Ltd Duxford to whom we are very grateful. We look forward to seeing this iconic aircraft in the air very soon. 

 

Open Beta 2.7.5 has brought the addition of the CBU-105 WCMD for the Viper. Radar improvements include the new Range While Search mode symbology, more accurate detection and tracking ranges and fine corrections to AIM-120. An auto-backup function for the Mission Editor and a substantial number of other improvements have been delivered to DCS: JF-17 Thunder,  DCS: F/A-18C Hornet and DCS: F-14A/B Tomcat. Read the full changelog.

 

DCS World versions of 1.2.x and 1.5.x and all products that had key-protection are no longer supported and fully deleted from our servers. Technical assistance and software updates from DCS Updater are no longer available for these deprecated versions. We strongly recommend that you make a backup and move to DCS World 2.7 to avoid a situation where you need services or support that is no longer available.

 

Thank you for your passion and support.

 

Yours sincerely, 


 

Eagle Dynamics Team

 

 

 

DCS: Mosquito FB VI

Pre-order available

 

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Originally conceived as an unarmed, fast-bomber, the Mosquito’s mission profile broadened substantially during the war. We have focussed on the most widely used variant which offered outstanding versatility to carry out virtually any offensive task. Considered by many as the most extraordinary aircraft of the war, this genius design truly is a Wonder in every respect.  

 

Watch the Trailer

 

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DCS: Mosquito development is going smoothly. We are adding the finishing touches to the external model and implementing the WWII Damage Model.

 

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We have updated the list of Mossie Early Access features and will be making additions in autumn. 

 

Early Access features:

  • Highly detailed and accurate external 3D model
  • 6 Degree of Freedom, fully clickable cockpit with latest visual effects
  • Flight dynamics based on official reports, our own CFD research, and pilot feedback
  • Detailed fuel system and optional external tanks
  • Authentic electrical system
  • Complete hydraulic and pneumatic system
  • Propeller feathering
  • T1154 (transmitter) & R1155 (receiver) radio units
  • An internal structure-based damage model
  • Most famous historical skins

 

Early Access armament:

  • 4 British Browning .303 machine guns
  • 4 Hispano Mk.II 20mm cannons
  • 250lbs and 500lbs bombs in the bomb bay and under each wing

 

Available for limited time only at $41.99 Pre-order ›

 

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20 August 2021


 

Dear Fighter Pilots, Partners and Friends,

 

We are pleased to announce that Stable has been updated to 2.7.5.10869. Those using this version can benefit from the latest features DCS World has to offer. Please check out the changelog. Please note that Stable has no known crash issues, but it may contain bugs and we look forward to receiving any feedback you would care to share with us. Thank you.

 

Progress on DCS: AH-64D development is going well. We have prepared a brief history of this powerful attack helicopter. This week and in the following newsletters, we will provide some of the interesting details on the various development aspects of this important project.

 

The MiG-21bis Battle of Krasnodar campaign will be available soon.This Soviet era story-based campaign by third party campaign maker SorelRo will test your air-to-ground and air-to-air combat skills. Please do get in touch with us if you would like to learn more about creating and selling DCS World campaigns. 

 

Thank you for your passion and support.

 

Yours sincerely, 


 

Eagle Dynamics Team

 

 

 

DCS World Stable

2.7.5.10869

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The DCS World Stable 2.7.5 version contains many new features, enhancements and combines the last several Open Beta versions. The F-16C Viper now includes the AGM-154A JSOW and CBU-105 WCMD; both are fearsome ground attack weapons with precision strike capabilities. The Mi-24P Hind has a number of improvements, including a reworked pilot-operator aiming sight, new key binding options, and more.

 

DCS: F/A-18C Hornet has also received numerous improvements and the addition of a new alignment procedure for the JHMCS. We are currently working on improvements to the FM.

 

Further updates include the addition of the NASAMS Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM) system, updates to Normandy, Syria, and Marianas and a number of fixes and improvements to the DCS core. Our third party partners have also been busy with numerous improvements and fixes to their modules. 

 

Check out the DCS World Stable Changelog.

 

 

 

DCS: AH-64D

History

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A revolutionary attack helicopter and battlefield game-changer, the AH-64 grew out of the U.S. Army’s 1972 ‘Advanced Attack Helicopter program.’ This identified the need for an attack helicopter that could outperform the AH-1 Cobra in terms of firepower, battlefield effectiveness, survivability, and range. The primary mission would be to counter a massed Soviet tank invasion in Europe if the Cold War turned hot. With the need for better close air support capability evident from combat experience in the Vietnam War, the Army specified that the AAH was to be armed with a 30mm cannon and 16 TOW anti-tank missiles compared with either a 7.62mm minigun, 20mm cannon and just 8 ATGM on the AH-1, and be able to survive 23mm AAA hits.

 

The Army selected the Hughes YAH-64A for its better damage-resistance and stability. The missile armament specification was changed to include 16 AGM-114 laser-guided Hellfire missiles. The first prototype was flown on 30 September 1975. The AH-64A entered U.S. Army service in April 1986.

 

In August 1990, development of the AH-64D was approved and it entered service in March 1997. The AN/APG-78 Longbow radar and sensor suite can detect and track up to 256 targets simultaneously out to a range of 50 km and engage up to 16 using “fire and forget” missiles. The system’s raised position above the rotor hub allows the gunship to do this while remaining in cover behind buildings, trees and masking terrain. If there are more targets than a single AH-64 D can handle, the Longbow’s systems allow it to stream targeting information to friendly air and ground units. 

 

The AH-64D has extensive combat experience from 1991 in the Liberation of Kuwait to Iraq, Afghanistan, the Gulf, Syria and Libya. More than 2,400 AH-64s have been built and it remains in frontline service with many nations around the world.

 

 

 

DCS: MiG-21bis

Campaign by SorelRo

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You are tasked to defend the region of Krasnodar from an invasion of UN troops and fight for the Independence of Soviet Union provinces. The UN response is moderate however, the Soviet forces in the region are facing supply problems due to the rapid destabilization. Resources are limited, and forces lack support. As a frontline MiG-21bis squadron, move between bases as the conflict evolves.

 

This MiG-21bis Battle of Krasnodar campaign features 25 story-driven missions, over 400 voiceovers, and a 1970’s units set. A large variety of CAP, CAS, Intercept, Escort, and Anti-ship missions are included. Detailed briefings, kneeboard files, and documentation are available for each mission.

 

This campaign will soon become available on our Store and Steam. 

 

Thank you again for your passion and support. 

 

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27 August 2021


 

Dear Fighter Pilots, Partners and Friends, 

 

We are preparing to release the completed version of DCS: The Channel. To celebrate, we are offering 30% off this map to those that have pre-ordered DCS: Mosquito FB VI. This limited-time deal will be available until the 9th of September 15:00 GMT.

 

DCS: AH-64D progress is accelerating rapidly on all fronts. This week, we’re excited to show off some close-up images of the external model. Please check them out below; we await your valued feedback and look forward to bringing you this fearsome attack helicopter.

 

SATAC 2021 is back and the sign-up deadline is the 1st of October. We look forward to seeing you and your Squadrons compete. Please check out the details. 

 

Thank you for your passion and support.

 

Yours sincerely, 


 

Eagle Dynamics Team

 

 

 

DCS: The Channel

30% discount

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With DCS: The Channel getting closer to its final state, we have created a special 30% discount for those that have pre-ordered DCS: Mosquito FB VI. We can’t think of a better pairing of two DCS World modules. 

 

Simply log into your DCS World account and pre-order the Mossie to automatically receive this limited time discount. Please note that this deal is only available until the 9th of September 15:00 GMT.

 

This offer will also be available on Steam.

 

 

 

DCS: AH-64D

Development Progress

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We are nearing completion of the DCS: AH-64D external model, and we’d like to share our progress. Visible on the wingtip is one of the Common Missile Warning System (CMWS) sensors that can passively detect surface-to-air and air-to-air missile launches using in-band ultraviolet detectors. It can then manually or automatically engage the Chaff and Flare dispenser as part of the Aircraft Survivability Equipment (ASE) suite.

 

We are also working on the external stores and pylons that can articulate to provide launcher elevation. When landing, the pylons automatically translate to ground stow mode, so that they are parallel with the level terrain.

 

Several skins will be provided for the U.S. Army and several other countries. During the Early Access period, functionality of the Fire Control Radar (FCR) that sits on top of the main rotor will be made available.

 

Check out the In Development Screenshots

 

 

 

SATAC 2021

Event

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SATAC 2021 aims to bring back mission immersion to the competitive squadron on squadron A2A arena. The use of variable weather (incl. wind, wake, turbulence, cloud layers, etc.), realistic human GCI support via LotATC, and a well balanced DACT format with all modern aircraft and weapons (SARH, ARH, IR) pitted to the test by the best virtual pilots! If this sounds interesting to you, check out our forum post for details here: SATAC 2021 - Tournaments & Events - ED Forums.

 

Thank you again for your passion and support, 

 

Yours sincerely, 

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03 September 2021


 

Dear Fighter Pilots, Partners and Friends, 

 

We are hosting a 25% off flash sale for the iconic DCS: F-14A/B Tomcat. Take advantage of this great discount until Monday, the 6th of September at 15:00GMT. Tomcat Weekend Sale!

 

It is with great pleasure that we share with you our progress on the DCS: AH-64D. The cockpits are nearly complete with only the pilots, geometry tuning, adding the parking brake, and a few clean up items to complete. Compared to earlier images, you may notice the addition of the M-4 Carbine, completed textures, further weathering, additional geometry, and more. Check out the In Development Screenshots below. 

 

For your viewing pleasure, we have also included a teaser video that shows off the external model and cockpit. Enjoy. DCS: AH-64D Teaser.

 

The final phase of DCS: Mosquito FB VI development is progressing well, this includes Damage Modelling integration. Given the Mosquito’s wooden structure; special attention is being made to the effects of different projectile types and the resulting aircraft handling changes. A more precise round impact visual system is being tested and we hope to be able to initially present this new technology for the Mossie at Early Access.

 

This month, Operation Blue Flag 2.5 will be hosting events throughout September. Several rounds based on different eras and maps will allow you to join a coalition and work as a team to advance. Operation: Blue Flag - Official Tour (Sep 2021) - Tournaments & Events - ED Forums.

 

Thank you for your passion and support.

 

Yours sincerely, 


 

Eagle Dynamics Team


 

 

DCS: AH-64D

Development Progress

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This week, we have prepared some In Development Screenshots of the Pilot and Co-Pilot/Gunner cockpits of this beast. We hope these work-in-progress images will provide you with a glimpse of what is to come and start your cockpit familiarisation. We await your feedback. 

 

 

 

DCS: Mosquito FB VI

Development Progress

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We are excited to inform you that DCS: Mosquito FB VI will support the new WWII damage model at Early Access launch. Using documentation of weapon and projectile types, we are modeling the visual impacts on the airframe and the subsequent effects to the Flight Model.

 

Get a jump start on learning the mosquito with DCS Mosquito FB VI | Start Up.

 

 

 

Operation Blue Flag 2.5

Competitive event 

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Operation BLUE FLAG are 24/7 persistent, multiplayer team vs. team missions that focus on teamwork to achieve victory through domination and capture of objectives. This event will run throughout September and across multiple eras including; WWII, Cold War and Modern. We hope that you will find some live multiplayer action in this fantastic event.

 

Thank you again for your passion and support, 

 

Yours sincerely, 

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09 September 2021


 

Dear Fighter Pilots, Partners and Friends, 

 

DCS: F-16C Viper will receive the long awaited Dual Target Track (DTT) radar mode in the next Open Beta update. To get familiarised with this, please check out the DCS: F-16C Viper | Dual Target Track.

 

With DCS: The Channel currently being prepared for final release, we would like to share some of the on-going progress being made to this highly detailed map. The addition of a snow-covered winter season and various new unique assets including; piers, forts, cathedrals, churches and graveyards have been added. 

 

We are keen to share our development progress of the IHADSS system for DCS: AH-64D with you. The Integrated Helmet and Display Sighting System allows either the pilot or co-pilot/gunner to slave the 30mm chain gun to their line-of-sight. This allows the gun to track head movements and aim where they look. Please check out the details below. 

 

In the next Open Beta update, look out for the new S-200 (SA-5) Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM) system that was first fielded in the 1960s. Still operated by a number of countries today, it is primarily used to defend large areas from medium- to high-altitude bomber attacks. We have modelled the Syrian Army SA-5 system, which uses the STU-68U search radar, giving it a maximum range of 150km. We plan to develop another long-range SA-5 search radar soon.

 

Thank you for your passion and support.

 

Yours sincerely, 


 

Eagle Dynamics Team

 

 

 

The Channel

Release candidate

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As DCS: The Channel approaches final release this week. We are very pleased with the progress, and we look forward to your valued comments. 

 

Please find below a list of all new unique assets that will be included;

  • All St. Birchington
  • Belfry Of Dunkirk & St. Eloi Church
  • Church of St Laurence Ramsgate
  • Church of St Mary and Eanswythe
  • Citadelle d’Arras
  • Dover Town Hall
  • Fort d’Ambaleteuse
  • Graveyard near Amien Prison
  • Hastings pier
  • Mairie de Dunkerque
  • St Augustine's Abbey Ramsgate
  • Church St Leonard
  • Church St Mary
  • Church St Mary the Virgin Ashford
  • Cathedral St Omer

 

We have adjusted the minimum and maximum temperature values for the seasons Winter, Autumn, Spring, Summer. Many improvements have also been made to trees, settlements, roads, bridge LOD models and airfields. Destruction models have also been added.

 

A number of significant fixes have also been made and bugs along construction and building routes, as well as unnatural ground forms along river embankments have also been fixed. 

 

 

 

AH-64D

Development Progress

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The Integrated Helmet and Display Sighting System (IHADSS) includes a monocle that provides imagery to the right eye. Based on extensive research, we have done our best to closely match the ergonomics and accurately recreate this view from the pilot and Co-pilot/Gunner positions. In addition to slaving the 30mm chain gun, the IHADSS also provides both pilots important flight, navigation, weapon, fire-control and sensor information.

 

The Modernised Pilot Night Vision System (MPNVS) is a infrared camera on the front of the aircraft that is also slaved to the helmet’s line of sight. This allows the pilot to see in the dark within the confines of the IHADSS and gimbal limits of the MPNVS.

 

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S-200

New unit

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The design of the Soviet S-200 (NATO SA-5 Gammon) began in the 1950s to counter the growing threat of western high altitude bombers and spy planes. An SA-5 battalion usually consists of six single rail launchers, a ‘Square Pair’ tracking and guidance radar, as well as either the P-14 Tall King, or in more recent times; the STU-68 “Tin Shield'' search radar.

 

The massive 5V28 missile is over 10 meters long, and each weighs 7 tons at launch. Aided by four jettisonable boosters, the 5V28 can engage targets at long ranges. Detonation of the 215 kg warhead can be triggered by proximity fuse or command signal. 

 

Given the missile's size and the distances that it can operate over, the SA-5 is most effective in the defence role against large, less maneuverable bombers, tankers, and AWACS aircraft. However, it can still present a significant threat to unwary, small fighter-sized targets. The SA-5 that we have modelled is based on the Syrian Army system that uses the ST-68U search radar, providing a maximum engagement range of 150km. 

 

Thank you again for your passion and support, 

 

Yours sincerely, 

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17 September 2021


 

Dear Fighter Pilots, Partners and Friends, 

 

We are excited to announce the release of DCS: Mosquito FB VI into Early Access. Our team has been working tirelessly to bring you this highly realistic simulation not only from the point of view of the visuals, performance and sound, but especially from the point of view of FM and systems modelling as well the new advanced damage system. We are confident that this will set a new standard for our WWII aircraft and we are keen to receive your feedback. 

 

DCS World Open Beta is now running version 2.7.6. This update includes multiple Viper improvements, in particular the long awaited addition of the Dual Target Track (DTT) mode. The Hornet, DCS: AV-8B Night Attack and DCS: JF-17 Thunder have also received some love and you can read the full changelog here.

 

This week’s Open Beta also includes many new DCS: The Channel features such as the winter landscape and many unique landmarks and objects. Take a look at some of the screenshots.

 

Thank you for your passion and support.

 

Yours sincerely, 


 

Eagle Dynamics Team

 

 

 

DCS: Mosquito FB VI

Early Access

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DCS: Mosquito FB VI is now available for Open Beta. We are proud of the Early Access release-state of the Mossie, and we are confident it will provide endless hours of enjoyment. We will now begin the second phase of development to add enhancement features as well as addressing the known bugs list. We would like to thank our whole dev team as well as the Closed Beta Team for their vigorous work, testing and dedication. 

 

Phase 2 features we are working on:

  • Operator's AI for multi-crew
  • Tire and shock absorber dynamics
  • Operable drift recorder device
  • Engine failures
  • Fire-extinguishers
  • Rockets armament
  • More liveries

 

 

 

Open Beta 2.7.6

Development Report

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DCS World Open Beta 2.7.6 is now live and includes improvements to DCS: F/A-18C Hornet and DCS: F-16C Viper. Helicopters have also received new additions and bug fixes, especially DCS: Mi-24P Hind and DCS: SA-342 Gazelle.

 

The Mission Editor has received new elements, notably the inclusion of pylon restrictions for single player missions and multiplayer servers. This will allow mission creators to limit weapon options per pylon. We kindly remind you that this feature is Work In Progress, and that it will be developed further based on your feedback. Please read the full changelog for more details. 

 

 

 

The Channel

Feature Complete Open Beta

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In this week’s Open Beta update to DCS: The Channel, you will find many new unique objects and visual improvements along roads and canals. The addition of the winter season has been added, and we hope it results in even more immersive missions and campaigns. Over 15 new unique landmarks have also been added such as new churches, cathedrals, graveyards, prisons, and bridges. Trains will also now travel over the entirety of the map.

 

We kindly remind you that DCS: The Channel will soon be released to Stable version, and the Early Access discount will no longer be available. This weekend is your last chance to save 20% on this fabulous map DCS: The Channel. 

 

Thank you again for your passion and support. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

 

Yours sincerely, 

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24 September 2021


 

Dear Fighter Pilots, Partners and Friends,

 

In the most recent Open Beta we have added the Radar Warning Receiver symbology to DCS: F-16C Viper’s Helmet Mounted Cueing System (HMCS). Enjoy. Also now available is the Xian H-6J, an AI Naval bomber created by our third party partners Deka IronWork Simulations. This impressive aircraft comes with new KD-20 and KD-63 cruise missiles. A new feature that enables mission selection in Single Player campaigns is also now available.

 

Progress on DCS: AH-64D is well underway and we are currently working on the M230 Chain Gun. Special attention has been made to the hydraulic actuators that rotate and provide elevation when aiming. The gun’s spring loaded mechanism is also being modelled, enabling it to be locked to a fixed firing position. The gun can be slaved to an IHADSS line of sight or to the Target Acquisition Designation System (TADS).  Additionally, check out the video showcase of the M230 30mm Chain Gun and this sneak peek.

 

DCS: WWII Asset Pack will be receiving yet another free of charge update. The first unit to become available will be the Sd.Kfz. 124 Wespe; a German self-propelled artillery gun. Stay tuned for further information on additions to this fabulous European WWII asset pack. 

 

Thank you for your passion and support.

 

Yours sincerely, 


 

Eagle Dynamics Team

 

 

 

Xian H-6J

Deka Ironworks Simulations

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The H-6J is a naval version of the H-6K long-range strategic bomber. It has a reinforced structure made of composite materials and enlarged engine inlets for Russian Saturn D-30KP-2 turbofan engines. A glass cockpit with large multi-function displays and a reworked nose section contain a powerful radar. The H-6J is one of the first high polygon model AI bombers in DCS World. 

 

Six underwing hardpoints can carry new KD-63 and KD-20 cruise missiles as well as YJ-12 supersonic anti-ship missiles. Another three hardpoints are used for ECM and datalink pods. Conventional and guided bombs can be carried under the wings or in the bomb bay.

 

 

 

AH-64D

Development progress

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The M230 Area Weapon System (AWS) is a 30 mm single-barrel chain-driven autocannon. We have finished the 3D modelling and texturing of this lethal chain gun as well as the 2 hp electric motor that drives linkless ammunition at a rate of 550 rounds per minute into the firing chamber. 

 

AWS ammunition will include both M789 High Explosive Dual Purpose (HEDP) and M788 training rounds. Note that these rounds do not have tracers. Please check out the In Development Screenshots and this DCS: AH-64D | M230 Chain Gun Showcase

 

For a taste of the AH-64D’s powerful Tactical Situation Display (TSD), we present this sneak peek. DCS: AH-64D | TSD Sneak Peek.

 

 

 

WWII Asset Pack

Development progress

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The Sd.Kfz. 124 Wespe (German for “Wasp”)  is based on the chassis of the formidable Panzer II and features a 105mm artillery gun with light armour plating capable of absorbing small arms fire. The Wespe was appreciated by axis forces for its mobility and firepower, able to keep up with the fast moving panzer formations.  A fantastic addition to the DCS: WWII Asset Pack, the Wespe gives axis forces a powerful long range punch. Download the pack now to ensure you have access to the new units as soon as they are available. 

 

Thank you again for your passion and support, 

 

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01 October 2021


 

Dear Fighter Pilots, Partners and friends,

 

We are pleased to announce that DCS World Stable is running on version 2.7.6.13436. Enjoy all the latest features and improvements, as well as DCS: The Channel which is now in Release State.  Please take a look at some of the new landmarks here: In Development Screenshots.

 

DCS: AH-64D is progressing well with the 2.75” Hydra/M261 rocket system in the final stage of completion. 19 high explosive, smoke or illumination rockets can be loaded into each M261 pod, and up to four pods can be mounted on the stub wings. Additional rocket types such as MPSM and flechettes are planned for at a later date. Check out DCS: AH-64D | Rockets Sneak Peek.

 

In the most recent Viper update, adjustments have been made to the angle of attack and G loading aspect of the flight model. DCS: F-16C Viper sustained rates now more closely match referenced data across all airspeeds, altitudes, drag indexes etc. Please read the details below. 

 

We look forward to your detailed feedback. 

 

Thank you for your passion and support.

 

Yours sincerely, 


 

Eagle Dynamics Team

 

 

 

DCS World

Stable

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The DCS: The Channel map is now finally in Release State. Over a dozen unique landmarks and detailed objects including; cathedrals, churches, prisons and graveyards have been added in addition to a substantial number of texture enhancements and LOD optimisations. Check out some of these new hand drawn assets here. We look forward to your feedback.  

 

 

 

AH-64D

Development report 

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DCS: AH-64D will carry up to four 19-tube rocket launchers for the Hydra 2.75” (70 mm) fin-stabilised unguided air-to-ground rockets. Multiple rocket types can be loaded into a single pod. These will be pre-configured at Early Access and manual zone selection that allows fine tuning of your loadout will be available later.

 

Rockets can be deployed independently using IHADSS from either crew stations or cooperatively; with the Co-Pilot/Gunner providing range and bearing information to the pilot via the TADs. Check out the DCS: AH-64D | Rockets Sneak Peek.

 

 

 

F-16C Viper

Development report 

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An aircraft’s sustained turn rate is the rate at which the aircraft can turn while sustaining a constant airspeed. This is an important aspect of the “rate fight” in close air combat. We have prepared a white paper document that compares DCS: F-16C Viper to real-world Viper sustained turn rates DCS: F-16C Viper Sustained Turn Rates. 

 

Below 20,000 feet, the acceleration and Instantaneous Turns Rates (ITR) are accurate, however we continue further refinements above 20,000 feet. We also continue to research high G-onset that will improve nose authority, essential for the final phase of close air combat, especially in guns mode.

 

Thank you again for your passion and support, 

 

Yours sincerely, 

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8 October 2021


 

Dear Fighter Pilots, Partners and Friends,

 

Today we unveil DCS: AH-64D for pre-order. Watch the video. We hope you will be impressed as our team has been working diligently to bring you the most realistic  AH-64D simulation. Check out the feature list.

 

Developed internally by Eagle Dynamics, DCS: AH-64D offers a superb multi-crew experience combined with an impressive set of sensors and weapons. Significant improvements to our helicopter AI algorithms and an enhanced command interface to communicate with your AI co-pilot will be available from Early Access later this year.  

 

DCS: AH-64D will provide customers with exceptional helicopter operations immersion, particularly true when played in VR. We are truly excited and look towards bringing you this incredible weapon system in the nearest future. 

 

Thank you for your passion and support.

 

Yours sincerely, 


 

Eagle Dynamics Team

 

 

 

DCS: AH-64D

Pre-Order

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Our AH-64D has served as the backbone of the U.S. Army attack helicopter force for decades, and it is a dominant force on today’s battlefield. Based on the AH-64A, the “Delta” is a tandem-crewed helicopter with the pilot in the back seat and the co-pilot/gunner (CP/G) in the front. Armed with a 30mm chain gun under the nose, and Hellfire missiles and 2.75” rockets on the stub wings, the AH-64D proved its mettle in Iraq and Afghanistan against a wide array of threats.

 

Later in development, our AH-64D will also be equipped with the Fire Control Radar (FCR) that will enable it to detect, classify, track, and engage both air and surface targets with radar-guided Hellfire missiles. 

 

Early Access features of DCS: AH-64D

  • Professional flight dynamics and engine modelling with high precision characteristics of the real aircraft in all ranges of altitude, temperature and speeds for different weights and flight configurations
  • Two 6DOF highly detailed cockpits and external model
  • Fully clickable cockpits with mouse interactive control
  • Multi-crew. A second crew member can be another player or "George" AI
  • Detailed modeling of the entire electrical, fuel, hydraulic, pneumatic, fire protection, SCAS, hold modes, and radio systems
  • Full modeling of armament and weapons systems with ability to use 30mm chain gun, 2.75” rockets, and AGM-114K Hellfire anti tank guided missiles in Direct, Low, and High modes
  • External fuel tanks
  • IHADSS, MPNVS, and MTADS/TEDAC systems and sensors
  • Linear Motion Compensator (LMC)
  • Tactical Situation Display (TSD) with moving map
  • Defensive systems that include the Common Missile Warning System, chaff and flare dispensers and radar warning receiver
  • U.S. Army and Other Paint Schemes
  • Night Vision Goggles
  • Search Light
  • Early Access Manual
  • Training Missions

 

At final release:

  • Fire Control Radar (FCR) and Radio Interferometer (RFI)
  • Addition of the AGM-114L Radar-Guided Hellfire
  • Additional rocket types like Flechette and MPSM
  • Data Link System to share and assign targets between flight members
  • TADS Multi-Target Tracker (MTT)
  • Laser Warning System
  • Radar Jammer
  • Anti-Ice System
  • Advanced Damage Modeling
  • Additional liveries and livery template
  • Full English Manual (full list of languages is TBD)
  • Campaign by Eagle Dynamics

 

Available for a limited time at only $55.99

Pre-order

 

 

 

TADS

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The Targeting and Designation System (TADS) is the combined sensor and targeting unit fitted to the front of the helicopter. TADS contain stabilised electro-optical sensors and a laser rangefinder / target designator. The TADS can be slewed using co-pilot/gunners TADS Electronic Display and Control (TEDAC) or slaved to the helmet line of sight of either crew member. The FLIR camera of the TADS is a powerful sensor for both day and night operations and will incorporate our new FLIR technology.

 

 

 

AGM-114K Hellfire

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The AGM-114K Hellfire Missile is a Semi-Active Laser (SAL) guided missile, and it will be the principle precision strike weapon for our AH-64D at early access release. The Hellfire is guided by laser energy reflected off targets and it has a tandem shaped-charge high explosive anti-tank (HEAT) warhead for both armored and unarmored targets.

 

Both systems above are currently In Development with an expected delivery of Q4.

 

Watch DCS: AH-64D Hellfire Sneak Peak.

 

Thank you again for your passion and support, 

 

Yours sincerely, 

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22 October 2021


 

Dear Fighter Pilots, Partners and Friends

 

Welcome to our Halloween Sale that starts today and will run until the 3rd of November at 15:00 GMT. Take this opportunity to acquire something special. Most of our modules are offered with up to 50% discount and our advanced products with a 30% saving. Check out the video and see the details below. 

Our new Open Beta 2.7.7 update brings you a substantial number of fixes, and now included with the free download of DCS World is the Forrestal Class CV-59 aircraft carrier. This very historical carrier offers a superb level of detail and brings new mission scenarios for the DCS: F-14A/B Tomcat currently available with 15% discount in the Halloween Sale.

Our Viper has received the CBU-103 WCMD as a payload option. Additionally, the air-to- ground radar now includes Sea and Ground Mapping modes. Please read the full changelog and watch the latest DCS: F-16C Viper | Air-to-Ground Radar tutorial.

The work on DCS: Mi-24P Hind anti-tank guided AT-9 Spiral-2 missile is complete. This missile expands Hind's arsenal and requires no additional changes to the helicopter’s internal weapon system, just like their real life counterpart. 

The Mariana Islands now include waves that break on the shorelines and a more realistic seabed. Nine new islands and an airfield have also been added. Check out the In Development Screenshots, they are stunning. 

Thank you for your passion and support.

 

Yours sincerely, 

 

Eagle Dynamics Team

 

 

F-14A/B Tomcat

CV-59 Forrestal Class Supercarrier

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Forrestal was a highly successful United States aircraft carrier that saw action over four decades, including extensive operations in Vietnam. This detailed recreation of the CV-59 USS Forrestal represents some of the capabilities from DCS: Supercarrier including and not limited to; defence systems, night lighting, and catapult/arrestor systems. Please have a look at the beautiful DCS Forrestal Launch Day video

The updated LANTIRN targeting pod and bombing system is now available from the control menu and allows JESTER AI full control over procedures.

Please read the full changelog for details.

 

F-16C Viper

Development Progress

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Open Beta 2.7.7 has brought the CBU-103 Wind Corrected Munitions Dispenser (WCMD) to the Viper. The bullseye and HMCS DED pages as well as Ground Map (GM) and SEA  air-to-ground radar modes are also now available. Read the full list of additions and fixes in the changelog.

DCS: F-16C Viper | Air-to-Ground Radar.

 

 

Mi-24P Hind

Development Progress

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DCS: Mi-24P Hind has introduced three variations of the Ataka AT-9 Spiral-2 Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM), these are;

  • 9M120 – Tandem HEAT warhead that is about 10% less powerful than the Vikhr ATGM.
  • 9M120F – High Explosive warhead for use against soft targets and light armor.
  • 9M220O – For use against helo targets and equipped with a proximity fuse.

We are also improving the flying capabilities of the Petrovich AI. Currently, these changes are undergoing testing, and we plan to include them in the next patch. Changes will cover better turn coordination, nap of the earth flying, smoothing of certain flight transitions, vertical take off/landing, and ATGM hover attack maneuvers. 

The ATGM guidance unit in the Pilot-Operator’s cockpit is undergoing an update, and gyroscopic damping is being tuned based on input from SMEs. The Damage model is also being further improved based on your detailed reports. Thank you for being active!

 

 

Marianas

Development Progress

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DCS: Marianas has received a large update that includes new islands to the north of Saipan. These largely uninhabited, volcanic atolls include:

  • Anatahan
  • Sarigan
  • Guguan
  • Alamagan
  • Pagan
  • Agrihan
  • Asuncion
  • Maug Islands (North, East and West Islands)
  • Farallon de Pajaros

The update also includes breaking waves against shorelines, an improved seabed elevation map, a pair of new unique buildings, and a non-paved airfield on the Pagan island. This is in addition to numerous terrain and road network fixes. Check out the In Development Screenshots.

 

Sale

Halloween

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The DCS World Halloween Sale will run from today and until the 3rd of November at 15:00 GMT on our Shop. We will also be participating in the Steam Halloween sale. Take advantage of this offer and receive 50% off most of our module lineup. 

Exceptions include:

Modules with a 30% discount

  • DCS: F-16C Viper
  • DCS: F/A-18C Hornet
  • DCS: A-10C II Tank Killer
  • DCS: P-47D Thunderbolt
  • DCS: Channel 
  • DCS: Supercarrier 
  • DCS: Syria
  • DCS: Mi-24P Hind
  • DCS: JF-17 Thunder

Modules with a 15% discount

  • DCS: F-14A/B Tomcat

Campaigns with 30% discount

  • F-14A Zone 5 Campaign
  • Mi-8MTV2 Crew Part 1 Campaign
  • F/A-18C Operation Pontus Campaign
  • M-2000C Red Flag Campaign
  • The Enemy Within 3.0 Campaign
  • DCS: AV-8B Sky Warrior Campaign by Eagle86

Campaigns with 20% discount

  • Ka-50 2 Pandemic Campaign

Campaigns not on sale

  • P-47D Wolfpack Campaign
  • F-16C Red Flag 21-1 Campaign
  • F/A-18C Rising Squall Campaign
  • MiG-21bis Battle of Krasnodar Campaign
  • F/A-18C Rise of the Persian Lion Campaign by Badger 633
  • MiG-21bis Constant Peg Campaign

 

Check out the Shop and land yourself a deal on your next fighter, map, or both!

 

Thank you for your passion and support, 

 

Yours sincerely,

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