DCS: F-16C on track to pick up new features in October

The autumn season looks to be bringing with it plenty of new development as a new DCS: F-16C Viper mini-update details some new and revised features planned for the DCS World jet next month. Let’s have a look!

Viper gains features big and small

Eagle Dynamic’s Matt Wagner was on the DCS World forums today with a new DCS: F-16 mini-update and it includes an updated list of features that the jet is planned to see by mid-October.

  • Air-to-Ground radar in Ground Map (GM) mode.
  • HARM Targeting System (HTS) and HARM Attack Display (HAD).
  • Bullseye DED page and indications for FCR and HSD pages.
  • Addition of the HSD cursor.
  • Addition of Mark Points.
  • New INS/datalink system for AIM-120 guidance.
  • Updated FCR and HSD symbols (color and shape).
  • Highly detailed pilot for cockpit view.
  • Smoother cursor control.
  • Improved MPD clarity.
  • Adjusted RWR detection ranges.
  • Flight model adjustments including commanded G-onset rate.
  • RWS/TWS refinements.
  • On-speed AoA airspeed correction.
  • Addition of the HMCS DED page.

While many are going to appreciate some of the systems beginning to show some new layers of function, I tend to really appreciate new capabilities and the addition of the Harm Targeting System (HTS) complete with its new pod and the HARM Attack Display should make the F-16 into an even more potent SEAD platform.

We’ve already seen the HTS pod show up in a recent development screenshot detailing the weapon restriction system so that’s hopefully a good indicator of the system working its way towards release.

Note the HTS pod on the port side cheek station.

For this latest Viper mini-update, visit the DCS World forums.


4 Comments Add yours

  1. CanadaOne says:

    Glad I have this plane because I’m enjoying all the updates. Still prefer the F-18, but the Viper certainly is a ton o’ fun.

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      Yeah, I’m the same way. The Hornet is my all time fav but the Viper is really growing on me! I love flying it too.

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  2. Blue 5 says:

    Does the HTP alter the HARM interface because that is one trying that I hate on the Viper. Hornet is far superior.

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      That’s a good question Blue. I’m not actually sure but I have high hopes that it makes the system more effective/accessible. It’s much easier to get a shot off with the Hornet, I agree!

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