A new demonstration video from Matt Wagner is out today showing off details of how the DCS: F/A-18C can employ the AGM-154C JSOW being employed on a couple of different targets. Check it out!
Just the C version now
The AGM-154C differs from the A version by warhead. The C version is designed to bust bunkers and other hardened targets. The AGM-154C is using the BROACH warhead which was designed to give cruise missiles the kind of hardened target penetration that was previously only possible with laser guided bombs. Its found on similar weapons such as the Storm Shadow/SCALP ER and the AGM-158 JASSM.
Matt demonstrates the AGM-154C with the pre-planned (PP) and target of opportunity (TOO) modes. You can get a sense of just how impressive this can be hitting targets at stand-off ranges with an incredible amount of precision.
Harpoon missile is next
According to Matt Wagner in the video above, the Hornet is set to get the AGM-84 Harpoon next. This missile will give the Hornet a dedicated, sea-skimming anti-ship weapon once again increasing the potential for the F/A-18C to operate in different situations in DCS World.
More information on that coming soon.
Launch delayed (Updated: June 3 at 9:25 pm)
If you were hoping to get your hands on the JSOW this week it seems that you may have to wait a bit longer. Matt Wagner posted this on the DCS World forum earlier:
Because our test team has been focused on the Fw 190 A-8 release, we’ve been unable to allocate proper testing on the JSOW before an OB release. As such, we’ll need to postpone to the 12 June OB. This will also allow us time to complete integration of the JSOW A version (still working on HT fuze settings).
ThanksMatt Wagner on the DCS World forums
As always, I’d rather see a smoother launch than one chalk full of bugs. So a little wait is no big deal.