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11 hours ago, Furiz said:

but how do they do it in real life then? like when AWACS picks up a radar, can it mark it and share the mark point?

In real life, at least for the version of software we have in our DCS jet, it isn't possible to add new threat rings to the HSD display midflight. They're all created by the intel folks and pilots during mission planning based on known threats that are relevant to the flight, and are uploaded along with the flight plan on the aircraft data card. Surveillance systems and other aircraft can send air contacts over datalink, but I do not believe there is a system to send ground threats over datalink. 

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17 minutes ago, Bunny Clark said:

In real life, at least for the version of software we have in our DCS jet, it isn't possible to add new threat rings to the HSD display midflight. They're all created by the intel folks and pilots during mission planning based on known threats that are relevant to the flight, and are uploaded along with the flight plan on the aircraft data card. Surveillance systems and other aircraft can send air contacts over datalink, but I do not believe there is a system to send ground threats over datalink. 

 

No, the F-16 does have the ability to send and receive SEAD THREATs over DL. The documentation is sparse but the sending of SEAD threats is probably tied into the HTS system (So USAF Block 50's and later) but all F-16C /MLU types can receive them. There are unique HSD SEAD symbols / DED pages and HOTAS functions available.

 

Note this is independent of the threat waypoints created in pre-planning / DTC.

 

For us in DCS, we don't know yet.


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