Latest Mi-24P Progress.

11 November 2022

Dear Fighter Pilots, Partners and Friends,

The Shadow’s Trophy Tournament is back! Intense time trials will once again challenge rotary wing pilots across all skill levels. Featuring a new race track, we encourage veterans and newcomers to take to the sky and prove themselves. For details please check out the announcement!

We are improving the DCS: Mi-24P Hind’s Petrovich AI logic. This includes the addition of threat awareness and idle mode behaviour. Please read the details below, and check out the latest Petrovich AI Tutorial by Wolfpack 345.

We are delighted to inform you that your favorite bundles are back! We’d also like to remind you of the DCS: Ka-50 Black Shark 2 savings. Keep in mind that buying now will ensure savings on the upcoming DCS: Black Shark 3.

Thank you for your passion and support.

Yours sincerely,

Eagle Dynamics

Shadow Tournament

Timed Helicopter Competition

Shadow Tournament

VIRPIL Controls will be providing a prize pool worth an incredible €8,000! Grand Prizes consisting of complete helicopter controls setups will go to the winners. The tournament this year will be divided into three groups, with each group receiving a full suite of prize devices for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places!

For more information on the tournament and participant statistics, the complete prize fund, and regulations of the event, please visit: VIRPIL Controls Forum.

“Welcome back to the race track! Good luck!” VIRPIL Controls Team

Mi-24P Hind

Development Progress

DCS: Mi-24P Hind

Work on the Petrovich AI for DCS: Mi-24P Hind continues, and our latest development has focused on Petrovich background behaviors. These determine what Petrovich will do when not busy blowing stuff up with ATGMs or searching for targets through the periscope sight.

One of the activities, which is almost finished, will allow Petrovich to scan for threats and warn you of them. Petrovich AI will move his Field Of View (FOV) in different directions to scan for potential threats like missiles or projectiles fired at you. The FOV is limited, and if Petrovich looks at something on the starboard side, he won't notice gun or missile fire coming from the port side. When detecting threats, Petrovich will only notice missiles from far away when a smoke trail is still present. The projectile detection range is limited to 2.5km. Petrovich will not warn you of everything detected and flood you with messages. Rather, Petrovich will be looking at relative speeds and trajectory to decide if a missile or hail of rounds pose a threat. Just like a real co-pilot, he will make educated guesses and warn about incoming missiles, even if the missile is locked on another target that is close to you.

Messages and voice overs will be in the form of clock direction calls, between 9 o'clock to 3 o'clock. Petrovich will also use countermeasures automatically when he detects incoming missiles. We also have a new video from Wolfpack345 ready that reviews all Petrovich AI functionality. Check out DCS: Mi-24P Hind Petrovich AI.

We will next move this technology to George in the AH-64D.

Ka-50 Black Shark 2

Big Bundle Bargains


With the imminent release of Black Shark 3, we kindly remind you that the Black Shark 2 + Mi-8MTV2 or the Black Shark 2 + Combined Arms bundles are the best way to access massive savings on the DCS: Black Shark 3! Make sure you grab this opportunity whilst there is still time!

Thank you again for your passion and support,

Yours sincerely,

Eagle Dynamics