Two new features are coming to the Litening II targeting pod on the DCS: F/A-18C Hornet and they have been detailed in a new video from Matt Wagner. Let’s have a look!
VVSL and Waypoint Slave mode
These are two refinements to the targeting pod system which seem like some very useful quality of life upgrades. First, the Velocity Vector Slave (VVSL) will slave the targeting pod camera to the same point as the velocity vector on your HUD. What does that mean? You can point your aircraft at a target and then use that point to refine your targeting pod lock. There’s been many times where I wanted to have a feature like that and so this is going to be very useful.
Second, we’re also getting a Waypoint Slave mode which will slave the pod’s camera to a waypoint. If your target has been set by waypoint, this will automatically put the camera on the waypoint again letting you further refine the targeting selection from there.
And here’s Matt Wagner to walk us through the updates.
These are small features compared to the overall functionality of the pod, but they make a world of difference in some circumstances. These should be in the next update.