Eagle Dynamics Matt Wagner has released three new videos detailing some upgrades coming to two of Eagle Dynamics key, in-development, modules. Both DCS: F-16C and DCS: F/A-18C are getting some updates in the next patch and these new videos are here to help detail what to do with the latest features. Let’s have a look!
New functionality for the IFF (identification friend-or-foe) system is coming. Right now you can manually get the IFF information of a targeted aircraft but in the future you’ll be able to setup an automatic interrogation. What’s neat is that you’ll be able to influence the system so that it’s interrogating over a wide aspect, say 140 degrees from the radar nose cone, or by a narrow one. It can also do so by range.
Another nice to have in the Hornet!
One of the F-16’s biggest issues right now is with its targeting pod and its interaction with the SPI (sensor point of interest). The next update will refine the functionality here so that it works better, that you’re able to hand-off targets between pod and Maverick more reliably, and we’ll have a more functional snowplow mode as well.
This new video details some of the refinements as well as some tips on how to work with the system in general.
Finally, we’re also getting an update for the AGM-88 HARM. The HAS mode (HARM as Sensor) is currently available but we’re also going to be getting various position modes including RUK mode. Here, you’ll be able to give the HARM a steerpoint that the HARM will fly to and then activate its own sensors based on its launch profile to engage enemy SAM’s.
Check out this new video to learn how to use RUK mode on the HARM.
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Learning the Hornet to the last detail would be a full time job. And they keep adding stuff. Shouldn’t complain, I’m just happy to be able to use some of it reasonably well and have fun.
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I think that’s entirely reasonable. You can do a ton in the Hornet without knowing every single system or feature. I’ve been flying it almost weekly if not more than that and I’ve still go so much to learn.
Thanks for the update. What sort of A2A picture do they provide?
Air-to-air picture. Can you see targets, at which range / azimuth / elevation and are they at all integrated with the helmet sight and radar, like the Typhoon?
Yes. It’s less sophisticated in this 2005 version but it’s got a HMD fed by datalink and the Hornet has impressive SA with all of that information displayed.