Development Report

21 October 2022

Dear Fighter Pilots, Partners and Friends,

We continue to develop the previously announced project DCS: Black Shark 3 with the goal of improved graphics and new systems. Thousands of man hours have gone into this dramatic improvement of our Ka-50 attack helicopter and expanded its gameplay. Black Shark 3 leverages new DCS core technologies to match the quality of our current aircraft.

The Black Shark 3 Upgrade Program will allow you to save later by buying now. That means all existing owners of Black Shark 2 will benefit from a reduced Black Shark 3 upgrade price. For those not wishing to upgrade, DCS: Black Shark 2 will continue to function.

We will also be offering these brilliant bundles: DCS: Ka-50 2 + DCS: Mi-8MTV2 bundle and DCS: Ka-50 2 + DCS: Combined Arms.

Thank you for your passion and support.

Yours sincerely,

Eagle Dynamics

KA-50 Upgrade

To Black Shark 3

Ka-50 Black Shark 3

The Black Shark 3 Upgrade Program will allow all existing owners of the Black Shark 2 to upgrade to Black Shark 3 at a reduced price. Now is a great time to download DCS: Ka-50 Black Shark 2 to get to grips with this fearsome beast in time for the Black Shark 3.

Black Shark 3

Development Report

Ka-50 Black Shark 3

3D Helicopter Model

The completely new and more accurately detailed 3D model is based on newly available data, drawings and photographs. The model incorporates our latest technologies and materials, which will bring the Black Shark 3 to the current standards of recent DCS modules and exceed it. A novel modeling of internal compartments, engines, transmission, and control elements is a first for a DCS module. All of this exquisite detail can be seen under the hatches.

Ka-50 Black Shark 3

Air-to-Air Missiles

Igla missiles are similar to those used in MANPADS and they are designed to intercept subsonic aircraft out to 5 km. New wingtip pylons have been added for Igla missiles that provide two additional hardpoints to the four existing ones

Missile Warning System

The sensors of the Missile Warning System (MWS) are integrated into the onboard defense system with the ability to display detected threats on the ABRIS display. Four combined MWS sensors operate in the IR and UV ranges, and they are located in pairs on the nose and tail of the helicopter. When a launch is detected, a missile launch warning is displayed on the ABRIS display and automatic dispensing of flares is possible.

New Inertial Navigation System

The inertial navigation system in the Ka-50 is now based on complex information processing algorithms using the Kalman filter - just like in real navigation systems. The calculator receives data from several navigation sensors. Based on these input data, the Kalman filter vector is calculated, consisting of three-axis coordinates, velocities, heading, drift angle, and wind speed. Thanks to the filter, even if one or more navigation sensors fail or give out data with a large error, the navigation parameters will continue to be calculated indirectly through data from other sensors. This model of the inertial navigation system is the most advanced in DCS and will be used in the development of new aircraft.

For fans of the classic Ka-50 of Black Shark 2, there will be a Mission Editor option to remove the Missile Warning System (MWS) sensors and Igla Air-to-Air missiles.



Mi-8MTV2 Magnificent Eight

We are pleased to offer two exceptional bundles that combine DCS: Black Shark 2 with either the DCS: Mi-8MTV2 or DCS: Combined Arms. Purchasing both products together will grant you a massive discount of up to 50%. These bundles are also available on Steam.

Black Shark 2 and Magnificent Eight Bundle

The ultimate combination of striking force and transport. This bundle will prepare you for the more advanced features, coming to Black Shark 3. It is a good way to practice your helicopter flying skills too.

Black Shark 2 and Combined Arms Bundle

This bundle allows you to fly the powerful Ka-50 Black Shark 2 and manage the battlefield from the map view during a mission using Combined Arms. Combined Arms also allows you to play the role of a Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC).

Both of these bundles are now available for $49.99. Prepare for Black Shark 3 before it’s too late!

Thank you again for your passion and support,

Yours sincerely,

Eagle Dynamics