26 April 2024

Dear Fighter Pilots, Partners and Friends,

At last, the ORBX Kola map is coming to DCS and will be released in early access on the 3rd of May, 2024. The Kola peninsula region, the extreme northern Europe, is a world of raw beauty and quiet grandeur where rolling hills meet dramatic fjords and a myriad of lakes. This region has a conflict-laden past and hosts geopolitical tensions today. Read more below about this epic map.

We are also thrilled to announce Flaming Cliffs 2024 that will be coming soon to DCS!  After the recent free texture updates to most Flaming Cliffs aircraft earlier this year, we are excited to offer the addition of the MiG-15, F-86F and F-5E to the Flaming Cliffs experience! For all existing FC3 owners, FC2024 will be offered as an upgrade for only $9.99! Check out the details below.

The Virtual Carrier Air Wing 17 operates the DCS: F/A-18C and the DCS: F-14B Tomcat, simulating the composition of the real CVW-17 in the early 2000's, aboard the USS George Washington. Members can act as a mission commander, AIC, Marshal, and LSO. Don’t miss the action and head over to the Virtual CVW-17 Discord.

Thank you for your passion and support.

Yours sincerely,

Eagle Dynamics


Development Progress

F-16C Viper

“The DCS: Kola map by Orbx will be released into early access on the 3rd of May 2024 bringing a new and engaging region to DCS. Based on the current day, with allowances for Cold War scenarios, the map covers more than 575,000 sq km of land and large areas of the Barents Sea and Norwegian Sea. The early access release will feature summer textures with the highest detail area stretching along the Russian/Finnish border from the Murmansk region of the Kola peninsula in the north to the shores of the Baltic Sea in the south. This area is home to the Russian Northern Fleet, the submarine pens of Polyarny, strategic air bases such as Severomorsk and Olegnegorsk, and several Finnish, Swedish, and Norwegian air bases, and road runways!

We at Orbx are delighted to collaborate with experienced campaign creators including Baltic Dragon and Reflected Simulations to bring exciting campaigns to this map.

Following the early access release, we will deliver major updates starting in June 2024. This includes winter textures and additional airbases such as Andoya, Bardufoss, Evenes, Vidsel, Kilpyavr, Alakkurti, and others. Many military installations and training areas across the Kola map will be further developed with improvements added to terrain detail based on high-resolution aerial orthoimagery. New cities and towns, more custom POIs and vertical obstructions, and complex industrial sites will also be added.

We have recruited a large team of active DCS players to help with all aspects of testing, optimization, and prioritisation to help tune and improve the map.”

– Orbx

Please check out the Development Screenshots. Stay tuned for the early access launch of DCS: Kola.

Flaming Cliffs 2024



Coming Soon! Flaming Cliffs (FC) 2024 is the next chapter of the popular Flaming Cliffs series that features an expanded list of aircraft: The FC: F-5E, FC: F-86F, and FC: MiG-15bis. As with all FC aircraft, these additions are easy-to-learn, with less complex controls, and includes their DCS Professional Flight Models. The more accessible FC-style concept allows new and existing players to quickly jump into the action and have fun at an exceptionally advantageous price point. 

Flaming Cliffs 2024 provides an unrivalled sense of flight that only DCS can offer. With impressive and highly realistic 3D modelling, powerful authentic weapons and ease of use, Flaming Cliffs is specifically designed for those of you looking for an unbeatable combat experience, without having to learn all the systems and a very large number of cockpit inputs typical of the full fidelity aircraft in DCS. 

Existing Flaming Cliffs Aircraft:

  • F-15C
  • A-10A
  • Su-27
  • J-11
  • Su-33
  • Su-25
  • MiG-29
  • MiG-29S

Three New Flaming Cliffs Aircraft:

  • F-5E for Flaming Cliffs 2024
  • F-86F for Flaming Cliffs 2024
  • MiG-15bis for Flaming Cliffs 2024

All aircraft will be available both as part of the Flaming Cliffs 2024, as well as individual FC dedicated modules for those of you who wish to purchase a single fighter from the pack.

Virtual Carrier Wing 17

Multiplayer Server

The Virtual Carrier Wing 17 operates in the Central EU time zone. Throughout the year, vCVW-17 alternates between training and deployment periods. New student pilots and RIOs are trained by experienced air wing members and human LSOs / AICs are available during missions to add extra realism.

The vCVW-17 strives to mimic real CVW operations in the early 2000s, with every bit of the naval aviation experience imaginable. They take a realistic approach to their operations that covers Cyclic Ops, Close Air Support, Strike Packages, and more. Briefings and kneeboard pages are provided before each mission or training sortie and debriefings are used to provide post-mission evaluation that results in better virtual naval aviators. What are you waiting for? Join Virtual CVW-17 Discord.

Thank you again for your passion and support,

Yours sincerely,

Eagle Dynamics