31 May 2024

Dear Fighter Pilots, Partners and Friends,

In a recent newsletter, we discuss the upcoming enhancements to the DCS: F-16C Viper’s navigation system. In order to provide more details of this complex system, we have prepared a GPS + INS Whitepaper. We look forward to your feedback. 

The upcoming DCS: F/A-18C Operation Mountain Breeze Campaign by Sandman Simulations will offer 15 immersive missions with comprehensive briefings and debriefings, told through voice actors. This campaign, as well as the F-16C navigation system enhancements will be in the next DCS Update. Stay tuned!

Thank you for your passion and support.

Yours sincerely,

Eagle Dynamics

INS + GPS for F-16C

Development White Paper

F-16C Viper

The navigation system on the DCS: F-16C Viper is a complicated mixture of technical solutions that supplies the navigation avionics with coordinates, velocities, and angles that are characterized by precision, availability, integrity, and autonomy. This is achieved by the cooperative work of the Inertial Navigation System (INS) and Global Positioning System (GPS) whose navigation inputs are processed through a Kalman filter in the Modular Mission Computer (MMC). Let’s discuss each of the components in detail in the F-16C Viper GPS + INS Whitepaper.

Operation Mountain Breeze

Campaign by Sandman Simulations

In the fall of 2015, the Syrian Civil War rages between the rebels and Syrian government forces. The involvement of several foreign powers, ISIS, and Hezbollah in the conflicts further escalates tensions. The USS Theodore Roosevelt’s Air Wing has been tasked to establish a no-fly zone over the western parts of Syria to prevent attacks on civilians.

This story-driven campaign places you in the boots of a junior, US Navy pilot of the VFA-131 Wildcats squadron. Your skills as an F/A-18C pilot will be tested across 15 challenging missions. You'll receive detailed mission briefings with charts and kneeboards that can be accessed both in-game and PDF briefing documents. Detailed briefings are provided by the squadron skipper and flight lead using “in-game” mission briefings. Performance-based feedback will be provided after each mission. Voice-overs narratives between missions enhance immersion and create a compelling and varied experience.

Prepare for intense dogfights, close air support, SEAD, and strike missions. The Skipper has high expectations for you! Hopefully, you can meet them. 

We trust you enjoyed the DCS: F-16C GPS + INS Whitepaper Please stay tuned for next week’s DCS Update!

Thank you again for your passion and support,

Yours sincerely,

Eagle Dynamics