This DCS World Weekend, we’ve learned about two new weapons that are coming to round out the DCS: F/A-18C’s massive arsenal of weapons. Two new ground vehicles are also coming to DCS World. Let’s have a look!
Paveway III, SLAM-ER for Hornet
The number of weapons remaining on the DCS: F/A-18C’s planned list is growing shorter as two new options are coming to DCS World and to the jet. First, the GBU-24 Paveway III is set for implementation. This enhanced version of the Paveway laser guided bomb has better seeking capabilities and accuracy and comes with a 2,000lb warhead ensuring that even hardened structures can be destroyed.
The SLAM-ER has enhanced range over the regular SLAM missile and can hit targets at 170 miles. It also has a smaller radar cross section and has both fire-and-forget as well as man-in-the-loop modes.
Tin Shield and BTR-82
ST68U mobile three-coordinates radar station is coming. Also known as “Tin Shield” under NATO classification, this radar installation is designed to track low flying aircraft. It’s coming to DCS World with a beautiful high detail model alongside the BTR-82 – a well used, tracked APC equipped with a 30-mm 2A72 cannon.
Anything to add to the variety and versatility of DCS World in different scenarios enhances the overall experience so it’s always good to see these. I’m still hoping that they do some big updates to a few types that sorely need updates like the S-3 Viking and the SH-60 Seahawk. Still holding out hope for those!