26 February 2021



Dear Fighter Pilots, Partners and Friends,

In the lead-up to the release of DCS World 2.7, we have also been busy bug fixing with our internal and external beta-testers. Progress is good and we are confident that the 2.7 release will go smoothly.

Cloud presets are nearing completion and the interface for ease of selection is being finalised.

Development on DCS: AH-64D is progressing steadily. In parallel with completing the external model and cockpits, we are engaged in armament, navigation, fuel, defensive systems, communications and other subsystem tasks.

The AH-64D is a particularly complex aircraft, but the team is making rapid progress. We would like to kindly inform you that the AH-64D pre-order is planned for the beginning of May 2021.

Thank you for your passion and support.


Yours sincerely,

Eagle Dynamics Team

DCS World

The Clouds

DCS World

We will be rolling out the new Volumetric Clouds with a wide array of preset weather conditions that vary in number of layers, coverage, density, elevations, thickness, precipitation and more.

DCS World

Following the initial release, the Mission Editor weather tool will be enhanced to allow you to create your own weather presets. We are also pleased to confirm that the new clouds are synchronised for network play.

DCS: AH-64D

Development Report

AH-64D

Here are some of the features that we are currently working on for Early Access. We look forward to giving you an exact date when pre-orders will begin. We expect it to be in the first week of May 2021.

Aircraft Systems

  • Powerplants and related systems
  • Fuel system
  • Hydraulic and pressurised air systems
  • Electrical system
  • Lighting
  • Flight Instruments
  • Auxiliary Power Unit (APU)
  • Flight Control System
  • Multipurpose display
  • MPD pages (ENG, FUEL, etc.)
  • Keyboard Unit
  • Enhanced Up Front Display
AH-64D

The AH-64D is equipped with advanced sensors capable of target detection and engagement at long ranges. Here are some of the Early Access features;

Avionics

  • Navigation Subsystem
    • Embedded Global Positioning
    • Inertial Navigation system
    • Doppler radar velocity sensor
  • Air Data system
  • Radar Altimeter
  • Automatic Direction Finder (ADF)
  • MPD Tactical Situation Display (TSD)
  • Communication systems
AH-64D

The AH-64 is capable of adapting to several roles within the context of close air support tasking. In addition to the 30 mm M230 single-barrel chain-driven autocannon, it can carry external stores and weapons on its stub-wing pylons. Equipment we are planning to release includes;

Mission Equipment

  • Sighting Subsystem
    • Integrated Helmet and Display Sight System (IHADSS)
    • Modernized Pilot Night Vision Sensor (MPNVS)
    • Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight (MTADS)
    • Night Vision Goggles (NVG)
  • Armament Systems
    • Area Weapons System (M230E1 Automatic Gun)
    • Rocket Management Subsystem (2.75 Inch Aerial Rocket)
    • Hellfire Missile (Semi-Active Laser)
    • Weapons page
  • Defensive Systems
    • One chaff and two flare dispensers
    • Airborne Survivability Equipment (ASE) page
    • Common Missile Warning System (CMWS)
    • Radar Warning Receiver (RWR)

Dedicated designers are also working on photo-realistic cockpit details and labels. In parallel, work continues on the external model textures.

The flight model and flight control system are highly complex and demanding. Much more information on the development of this sophisticated attack helicopter will be coming soon.

Thank you again for your passion and support,


Yours Sincerely,

Eagle Dynamics Team