Another small milestone along the way towards a fully operation DCS: F-15E Strike Eagle is the appearance of the ground mapping radar. Today we have a video and a few new screenshots showing it in operation.
Ground mapping radar
The DCS: F-15E Strike Eagle will incorporate a simulation of the AN/APG-70 radar used on the F-15E Strike Eagle up until around 2010 where a newer AESA based radar started to replace the older mechanically scanned unit.
Notably, DCS World now has an API which allows third party developers like RAZBAM to tap into the sim’s rendering engine to do this ground mapping. A feature that wasn’t available a few years ago when RAZBAM was working on previous projects. It also wasn’t immediately available on the DCS: F/A-18C Hornet which helped serve as testbed and pioneer for the technology. But now, in 2022, its going to be a launch feature from the looks of things.
Let’s get to the screenshots. Here we have four new images showing off the cockpit in a couple of different states. Note the targeting pod is also functioning (and appears to be targeting a control tower).
That’s not all that RAZBAM released today. There was also a short video again focused on the air to ground radar.
These are all indicators that the DCS: F-15E Strike Eagle is now rapidly taking shape with new features and functionality that we expect to see in a fourth gen strike aircraft.