18 August 2023

Dear Fighter Pilots, Partners and Friends,

DCS Open Beta to version has recently been released. This update includes the eagerly-awaited MultiCrew feature for the Mi-8MTV2 helicopter! This immersive addition allows you and your ‘crew’ to operate this iconic aircraft simultaneously, bringing the concept of teamwork to a whole new level.

We are also delighted to share a preview of the new pilot model for our beloved DCS: Mi-24P Hind attack helicopter. Please read the details below and see the Development Screenshots. Stay tuned!

The DCS: Mi-24P The Border Campaign by Armen Murazyan is now available. This immersive and exciting campaign for the Hind offers simple but detailed mission briefs, 12 narrative missions and a wide range of tasks, including patrolling, escorting convoys with weapons and transport helicopters.

Finally, don’t forget that the B-17 Livery Competition is ongoing, and this is your last chance to enter and win prizes.

Thank you for your passion and support.

Yours sincerely,

Eagle Dynamics


Development Progress


The eagerly awaited MultiCrew functionality and the corresponding changes for Voice Chat and Cargo Ops support are now implemented with the most recent open beta update. Enjoy!

Four crew positions are available including the cockpit crew and the side gunner. We have added new functionality to MultiCrew join requests permitting the crew commander to see the various role requests. 

The DCS: Mi-8MTV2 has specific AI crew functionality for the mechanic-technician (center cockpit seat) such as the on-demand monitoring of the yaw autopilot channel. If a human player takes this role then the AI functionality ceases to work automatically and switches over to the specific player to manage. While working with cargo, the mechanic-technician is moved to the rear cabin for cargo ops observation and management.

Mi-24P Hind

Development Progress

Mi-24P Hind

We are nearing the completion of the Hind’s first person ‘in cockpit 3D pilot model’. As a matter of interest, the work on these models is a relatively sophisticated process. Here are the key steps:

Stage 1 Pilot Figure Modeling:

The basic articulated human body is selected and the desired clothing style and fabric is laid over it. The analysis of original flight suits, parachutes and crew equipment along with photographs, videos is collated. Additional talks with pilots and SMEs are made to iron out any fine nuances. Facial modeling to a suitable character is developed with skin and detail texturing to follow.

Mi-24P Hind

Stage 2 Placing pilot model in the cockpit and animation:

In-cockpit animations are selected with a view to delivering natural man-machine interface as well as realistic body, head and eye movement.

Mi-24P Hind

More specific animations, such as leaning into the aiming sight and interacting with cockpit control panels are determined and fine tuned for realism. Finally, each crew member is given an animation for simulated incapacitation.

From the VR point of view, our goal is to deliver realism and immersion and make you feel as though it is your own body.

The Border

Mi-24P Campaign

DCS: Mi-24P The Border - Prequel Campaign by Armen Murazyan

Prepare to embark on an immersive journey, fraught with adrenaline-pumping action and strategic decision-making. Set in a war-torn region, you will face challenging missions that will test your piloting skills and tactical prowess. DCS Mi-24P The Border Campaign offers a rich narrative experience, packed with thrilling combat scenarios. Make sure to download it now. Enjoy!

Thank you again for your passion and support,

Yours sincerely,

Eagle Dynamics