We would also like to thank those that took part in the DCS World 2.5 Open Beta. We can’t overstate our appreciation enough to those that have helped DCS World become even better. This amazing community is a large part of what makes DCS World such a unique and great product. Thank you!
One of the new munitions that will be coming with our DCS: F/A-18C Hornet is the ADM-141 Tactical Air Launched Decoy (TALD). The TALD mimics the radar cross section of a fighter-sized aircraft by use of Lungberg lenses, and it is capable of releasing chaff bundles. With a maximum glide range of 120 km, the TALD can be used to “bait” hostile radars to reveal their locations for follow-on Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses (SEAD) attack. The F/A-18C can carry up to six TALDs.
As we draw closer to the early access release of the Persian Gulf Map for DCS World, a key focus has been on improving the night lighting. Elements that we have improved or added include:
Dramatically increased the visibility range of lights
Added moon-projected shadows
Improved lighting of urban districts such that they appear more natural
Variable light colors (warm and cold)
Added better scaling of lights depending on view distance
Improved lighting of tall buildings
Variable illumination based on moon cycle
Completed airfield lighting, including approach and VASI lights