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.