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26 feb

DCS: AH-64D 

Development Report

Here are some of the features that we are currently working on for Early Access. We look forward to giving you an exact date when pre-orders will begin. We expect it to be in the first week of May 2021.

Aircraft Systems

The AH-64D is equipped with advanced sensors capable of target detection and engagement at long ranges. Here are some of the Early Access features; 


  • Navigation Subsystem

    • Embedded Global Positioning

    • Inertial Navigation system

    • Doppler radar velocity sensor

  • Air Data system

  • Radar Altimeter

  • Automatic Direction Finder (ADF)

  • MPD Tactical Situation Display (TSD)

  • Communication systems

The AH-64D is capable of adapting to several roles within the context of close air support tasking. In addition to the 30 mm M230 single-barrel chain-driven autocannon, it can carry external stores and weapons on its stub-wing pylons. Equipment we are planning to release includes;

Mission Equipment 

  • Sighting Subsystem

    • Integrated Helmet and Display Sight System (IHADSS)

    • Modernized Pilot Night Vision Sensor (MPNVS)

    • Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight (MTADS)

    • Night Vision Goggles (NVG)

  • Armament Systems

    • Area Weapons System (M230E1 Automatic Gun)

    • Rocket Management Subsystem (2.75 Inch Aerial Rocket)

    • Hellfire Missile  (Semi-Active Laser)

    • Weapons page

  • Defensive Systems

    • One chaff and two flare dispensers

    • Airborne Survivability Equipment (ASE) page

    • Common Missile Warning System (CMWS)

    • Radar Warning Receiver (RWR)

Dedicated designers are also working on photo-realistic cockpit details and labels. In parallel, work continues on the external model textures. 

The flight model and flight control system are highly complex and demanding. Much more information on the development of this sophisticated attack helicopter will be coming soon.