DCS: A-10C Warthog
Tactical Awareness Display (TAD)
Digital Stores Management System (DSMS)
Targeting Pod (TGP)
Message Page (MSG)
Status Page (STAT)
Data Transfer System (DTS)
Embedded GPS INS (EGI)
Countermeasure System (CMS)
Flight Control System
Armament of the A-10C
New and Improved AI Units
Improved Ground Force AI
Status Page (STAT)The STAT MFCD page allows the pilot to view the status of all stations and Line Replaceable Units (LRU). The STAT page is a useful page for diagnosing system problems. This page can also be used to adjust slew rates for the TDC/TAD/TGP cursor.
Data Transfer System (DTS)When a mission is created/edited in the Mission Editor/Mission Planner, the navigation and weapons data needs to be "virtually" loaded into the jet from a Data Transfer Cartridge when performing a ramp start. This MFCD page allows the pilot to select what data to load/re-load.
Embedded GPS INS (EGI)The EGI is the main navigation system of A-10C and it provides the ability to accurately determine coordinates (including altitude and spatial orientation) anywhere in the world. There are two main panels that are used to interface with the EGI: The Control Display Unit (CDU) and the Auxiliary Avionics Panel (AAP). Many of these panel functions can also be duplicated on the Up Front Controller (UFC) and MFCDs.
As a backup to the EGI, the HARS navigation system is also modeled.
The CDU is located on the right console above the AAP and consists of a display widow, six Function Select Keys (FSK), Line Select Keys (LSK) on either side of the display, an alphanumeric keyboard, and several other switches and buttons.
APP is also located below the CDU and is used to control power to the CDU and EGI. It also consists of a switch and two rotaries.
Working with EGI is based on a set of 2,077 waypoints loaded into the CDU. This database is usually created in advance in the Mission Editor, but can be edited while in-flight. Using the EGI CDU the pilot can create and edit flight plans, create new waypoints, set up navigation parameters, set divert airfields, create mark points, etc.
Other A-10C navigation systems included are TACAN and ILS.