ECM is coming to the DCS: F-16

Sometimes it feels like nothing is happening and then suddenly the dam breaks and we get flooded with news. The DCS: F-16C Viper is picking up yet another feature in the near future – electronic countermeasures. Let’s have a look.

Three pods coming to the DCS: F-16C

With stated plans to improved the overall modeling of ECM in DCS World, it is against this backdrop that we learn some details about the three ECM pods slated to come to the DCS: F-16C. The three jammers are the ALQ-184 short pod, ALQ-184 long pod and ALQ-131 pod are all planned to be implemented soon. Future videos will cover the differences in operation between the pods. The short version of the pod has 2-band capabilities while the long version has 3-band.

The ECM jammer is effective at ranges between 25nm after which the jamming effect becomes less apparent. In the video, Matt Wagner demonstrates how an active jammer is able to defeat a radar lock.

Check out the video now and stay tuned as the latest open beta is likely to contain this added functionality.


4 Comments Add yours

  1. CanadaOne says:

    They really are putting in the effort to make this a monster module. Definitely a great SEAD plane.

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  2. Gasman says:

    I’ve just started flying the F16 again and it’s come on so much since initial release. Even a year after it was still rough around the edges. But now it’s a whole different beast. Everything is starting to FEEL right!

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      It’s a great module that just needed some time to develop its depth and that is now really starting to happen. It’s a good thing to see!


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