Two mini-updates for the DCS: F-16C are introducing some new features including a new dual target track mode for the air-to-air radar. It’s also the catalyst for a new weapon restriction system that is being built into the mission editor for the first time.
Dual target track
A new video from Matt Wagner details a new radar mode for the DCS: F-16C. The dual target track system uses the pre-existing CRM mode and enables the pilot to put a primary and secondary target track. Matt’s description in the video says it best so be sure to watch it to see how this system works.
New weapon restriction options
The DCS: F-16C was the subject of some criticism when Eagle Dynamics removed the ability for two of the F-16’s weapon stations to arm and launch AGM-88 HARM missiles. Subsequent discussions including subject matter experts who seem to have some disagreement on what the actual wiring on the jet is.
The solution seems clear that options are needed and Eagle Dynamics is going to give server operators and mission makers the choice. The new loadout options in the mission maker will enable the creators to determine which setup will be used. This is probably the best way to approach the problem.
Also on display, hidden in plain sight, is the AN/ASQ-213 HARM Targeting System on the port side cheek station. Possibly an indication that the pod and the programming behind it are in testing and moving towards implementation.
Read about both of these updates on the Eagle Dynamics DCS World forums.