This mod will allow JTAC's to read out your target coordinates in the format of your choosing instead of just the grid reference, allowing you to easily create a new waypoint at the target, or enter them into a JDAM or JSOW for a highly accurate strike. Now there's no more need to stop flying and convert the coordinates to the proper format, you can simply find your targets no matter where they are on the map and then take them out with precision. Passes the integrity check as well!
Included in the download are three distinct versions of the mod, only one can be installed at a time. Each will change the format in which the coordinates are given by the JTAC.
DMS - For the F/A-18C, coordinates are formatted as DD°MM'SS.ss"
DM - For the F-16C, coordinates are formatted as DD°MM.mmm'
DD - For the M2000C, coordinates are formatted as DD.MM.mm
This mod is JSGME/OVGME ready, just load your chosen "JTAC Coordinates DMS/DM/DD" folder as you would any other mod. Manual installation instructions are included in the readme. If installing manually, you must reinstall the mod after each game update.
Visit this mod's forum thread here:
Here you can see how to create a new waypoint and release a JDAM based on the JTAC's coordinates:
This is an updated and overhauled version of Sunski34's original M2KC coordinate mod, check it out here.
Updated on 4/4/19: Incorporated ED's latest fix to the Rapier and SA-2 lines from the JTAC
Updated on 4/8/19: Fixed a bug that sometimes broke the radio
Updated on 4/13/19: Added 2 decimal points of precision for use with JDAM's, made coordinates formatted nicely
Updated on 6/9/19: Updated for DCS 2.5.5
Updated on 11/17/19: Updated to include F-16C and other minor changes
Updated on 12/20/19: Fixed an error in the latitude seconds for the DD version
Updated on 2/16/20: Updated for DCS 2.5.6
Updated on 4/21/20: Updated for DCS 184.108.40.206404
Updated on 8/15/20: Updated for DCS 220.127.116.11437
Updated on 9/30/20: Updated for DCS 18.104.22.168743. Now includes support for F-16 coordinate format (Many thanks iolsen!)
When JTAC targets a group containing multiple enemy units, he will read out coordinates that describe the approximate location of all members of that group instead of coordinates for one specific enemy. For GBU employment this should not present an issue since the laser will designate one particular unit, but using these coordinates for JDAM is unlikely to result in a hit. This problem is inherent in how ED has implemented the JTAC and requires someone much smarter than me to try and fix, to work around it use separate FAC-Assign Group commands for each unit you wish to target.
Please leave any feedback here or on the mod's forum thread, enjoy!