Third party DCS World developer RAZBAM appears to be ramping up their promotion of their DCS: F-15E Strike Eagle module with a series of screenshots, an announcement about AI, and a promotional trailer.
Wait for it…
Recent updates coming from RAZBAM have given us our clearest indication yet that the F-15E Strike Eagle is almost ready to go. Near constant updates over the last several months have given us increasingly detailed examinations of the module. We’ve seen everything from radar, to IFF, to the jet’s various displays all up and running. Encouraging signs to be sure for what is sure to be a complex module to develop.
RAZBAM have just released a promotional trailer with the words “Coming Soon” at the end. It’s not a confirmation on a date but “2023: The year of the Strike Eagle” and the recent flurry of activity seem to suggest that we’re ramping up to it.
Check out these screenshots that have been released over the last few days showing off both cockpits and the exterior.
There’s also this video showing off all of the various liveries. And there are a lot of them!
Release appears close at hand now. I’m not certain if its months away or just weeks away but we’re getting there.
RAZBAM appear keen to tackle an issue that has come up over the course of the F-15E’s development – the lack of a backseat AI.
We now have a few modules released for DCS World with two-seater arrangements. Those include Heatblur’s F-14 Tomcat as well as Eagle Dynamics’ Mi-24P Hind and AH-64D Apache. Now, RAZBAM are talking about their own AI system that will eventually be a part of the DCS: F-15E.
In a tweet by RAZBAM CEO Ron Zambrano, we got an announcement that they would be introducing their own AI solution that they are calling Tactical Attack Lock On Navigation AI or TALON AI. In classic backronym form, TALON sounds cool but it also appears to be a strategic move as the AI was announced not only for the F-15E but other two seat aircraft they have in development such as the A-29B and the IA-58 Pucara.
We don’t know a lot about the system beyond the tweet but it is significant as a future update for the F-15E and for other two seat projects that are coming later on.
More news about TALON AI and the DCS: F-15E are likely to come up over the coming weeks and months. Stay tuned!