31 July 2020



Dear Fighter Pilot, Partners and Friends,

This week we leaked the features set and announced DCS: A-10C II Warthog. We would like to take this opportunity to discuss some of the features that will be available. These include the Laser-Maverick, Scorpion Helmet Mounted Cueing System, AGR-20 APKWS, GBU-54 JDAM, and more.

We continue to improve the Mission Editor (ME) and enhance the Historical Mode filter. If you want to use equipment from a given era, simply click the clock icon. This will show aircraft and equipment that were in service within the selected country and year. This mode can be turned on and off during mission creation if you need to select objects outside of the chosen year. We hope this will help facilitate the creation of mission scenarios.

Our bug fixing exercise continues at full strength and we trust that the next OB release will be of interest.

Thank you for your passion and support.


Yours sincerely,

The Eagle Dynamics Team

A-10C II Warthog

New Features

A-10C Warthog

With the release of DCS: A-10C II Warthog, an important update will be the changes to the HOTAS. This was requested by our professional clients and now represents the true USAF configuration in particular when considering the Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog™ throttle and stick. Here is an overview of the new feature set that will be available upon release:

Updated External Model

  • Improved 3D mesh and textures
  • Removal of TISL pod

Updated Cockpit

  • Weathered (dirty bird) textures option
  • Addition of the ARC-210 radio head
  • Removal of the TISL control panel
  • Addition of the Scorpion HMCS control head

AGM-65E2/L Laser-Guided Maverick

  • DSMS Status and Inventory Pages
  • HUD and Weapon Video Symbology
  • READY, ACTIVATE, SCAN, TRACK, and SLAVE Modes
  • Updated Maverick HOTAS Commands
  • PRF Code Input (DSMS)

Missiles and Guided-Bombs

  • AGR-20 Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) Laser-Guided Rockets
  • GBU-54 Laser-JDAM

ARC-210 VHF/UHF Satellite Radio

  • Radio Start
  • Menu Pages
  • Manual Frequency Selection
  • Preset Channel Selection
  • Guard Channels Selection
  • Setting Preset Channels 1–25
  • Setting Preset Channels 26–30

Scorpion Helmet-Mounted Cueing System (HMCS)

  • Control Head
  • HMCS Display
  • HMCS HOTAS Commands
  • HMCS Setting STAT Page
  • Targeting Pod projection window
  • Data Link PPLI, Mini-SPI, EPLRS, and Designated Target Symbols
  • Waypoints/Steerpoint Symbols
  • SPI and Hookship Symbols
  • TDC and TGP Symbols

Hands on Throttle and Stick (HOTAS)

  • Updated HOTAS Commands

A-10C II

Development Report

A-10C II Warthog

We have now completed the flight dynamics research needed for the new weapons and we are close to completing the cockpit weathered textures.

We are also completing work on the Helmet Mounted Cueing System (HMCS) and the integration of the Targeting Pod projection window over landmasses and buildings.

A-10C II Warthog

GBU-54

Laser-Guided JDAM

GBU-54

A low-cost guidance kit that combines combat-proven JDAM (Joint Direct Attack Munition) GPS/INS-based (Global Positioning System/Inertial Navigation System) navigation with a laser seeker achieving outstanding accuracy. Unlike the GBU-31 and GBU-38, the GBU-54 can engage moving targets.

AGR-20

APKWS

AGR-20

The 2.75 diameter, 35-pound, laser-guided rocket is known as the fixed-wing Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System II. The rocket has proven effective in combat operations over Afghanistan.

We look forward to your feedback on these new weapon systems.

Thank you again for your passion and support,


Kind regards,

The Eagle Dynamics Team