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**Today's OpenBeta Update includes......

F/A-18C
AIM7 FLOOD mode corrected
PRF selection label by OSB 1 changed to PDI cannot be changed unless the lock is dropped
Hornet PAI will now engage targets with radar-guided missiles
Power Up sound, EW Tones and Lights added
HSI brightness now can be adjusted
Corrected AIM-9X search tone
Over-wing vapor added
AIM-9X HOBS extended to 90 degrees


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***mini update*** 

"For one of the next updates, correct Pulse Repetition Frequency (PRF) affect will be included. Now in the internal test version, selection of High or Medium PRF will be a significant impact on target detection. 

  • High (HI) PRF will be able to detect targets at longer ranges, but must have a good Vc.
  • Medium (MED) PRF will be better at detecting targets at low Vc values (receding to abeam).
  • The Interleave (INTL) mode will alternate HI and MED bars in the scan.

In addition to antenna elevation, cone shape of the beam, azimuth, and range, this will be another important factor to consider when searching for targets on the radar.

Some other priority items in the cue:

1- AIM-7MH Home On Jam (HOJ) mode
2- A/A Bullseye on radar page indications
3- Radar BRA indication
4- Auto range scale adjustment
5- HARM
6- GBU-10/16/12
7- FPAS page
8- JHMCS
9- Correct radar lock loss and RTS
10- LTWS

Thanks!"


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***mini update***

Time for a little update!

Much our Hornet work has been focused on an overhaul of the Hornet radar. As you might imagine, this has been a huge task, but it will be worth it for the Hornet and other aircraft. As of today, it's near impossible to shake a lock with just ownship maneuvers. Now we just need to have the radar RTS after lock loss and MEM mode times out. 

We've also started initial tests of the JHMCS in the simulation. The attached image is an image of the HMD at a VERY incomplete state. We are now adding more and more of its symboloy and functions.

MK-82YT Ballute and CBU-100 have been added internally.

Speaking of CBU, the destructive power of anti-armor sub-munitions have been significantly increased, as well as the coverage footprint.

The Flashing X on the radar has been when a person skips turning on the radar during a cold start has been fixed.

Target lock in MPRF against short range, high-aspect targets has been corrected.

AIM-7 HOJ is active development.

New interactive training missions for CASE I recovery, AIM-9, and AIM-120 are now being created.

Locked target HUD symbology jumping around has been addressed.

TCN symboloy on HSI when viewed from a duplicate display has been fixed.

Other items in the near-term cue:

- HARM
- LGBs
- FPAS page
- Automatic range scale adjustment
- A/A Waypoint, BRA, and Bullseye functions
- LTWS

ATFLIR is also a high priority, but we first need to complete a an all new and improved FLIR rendering system.

Thanks!"


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***mini update*** 
"For the upcoming 3 October 2018 update, we plan to further update the APG-73 radar for the Hornet. In the previous update, we greatly improved the ability of the radar to maintain a lock during hard ownship maneuvering. In next week’s update, we will further refine MEM (memory) mode, TDC location after a dropped lock (not move to stowed position), and B-Sweep behavior after a lost lock. The remaining item in this task is to adjust B-Sweep after an Undesignate Button track cancel. We are also now working on L&S auto-centering."

 


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***Mini Update***

"As mentioned previously, one of our priority tasks for the Hornet is the introduction of the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS).https://www.rockwellcollins.com/Products-and-Services/Defense/Avionics/Displays-and-Controls/Helmet-Mounted-Displays/Joint-Helmet-Mounted-Cueing-System.aspx
This week we passed a key milestone with the completion of basic symbology, display blanking (most of the HMD is not displayed when looking at the HUD), and some of the related DDI pages.
Our next big task for the JHMCS will be AIM-9X integration.
Our intent is to bring the JHMCS to you later this month."

 

 

 

 


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***Mini Update***

 

Update time!

As mentioned in a recent newsletter, we are pushing hard for JHMCS with AIM-9X support, Maverick, FPAS page, and corrected A/A antenna logic after undesignated button lock release. All is looking good, but the AGM-65F and G versions will unfortunately not be ready until next month. 

We, for the most part, have four guys working on Hornet systems and here is what they are working on:
1- JHMCS. Afterward he moves on to the HARM.
2- AGM-65E. Once done, then AGM-65F and G.
3- A/A radar antenna. When complete, then LTWS.
4- FPAS page. Then after that, then probably “soft lock” IFF or Data Link / SA page.

The Hornet systems team is working full time on the Hornet, but some of the items are complex and take time. No one is slacking off.

Once the Maverick and HARM are fully functional, we’ll start work on the second Hornet mini-campaign.

We have ten new training missions in work that include:
IFR Airfield Approach
Carrier Taxi and Takeoff
Carrier CASE I Recovery
A/A Gun
AIM-9L/M
AIM-120
A/G Gun
Rockets
CCIP Bombs
CCRP Bombs

You may be saying to yourself, “but Wags, you forgot CASE II,III and AIM-7!” Negative Ghostrider, we need those items to be completed before we can make the training mission for them (full comm for CASE II,III and HOJ mode for the Sparrow). 

Supporting tech like the A/G radar (we lost our original engineer on this) and an improved FLIR rendering system are in work and are fundamental to A/G radar implementation and the ATFLIR.

So things are moving forward at a good clip, but this is a very complex product and it will take time.

Thank you for your patience!

Matt
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Great news!

FLIR/TV and ground synthetic aperture radar, these are mouth watering systems. A Laser designator via the pod would be icing on the cake. Oh to be spoilt for choice! TV Maverick, IR Maverick, Laser Maverick. Paveway...(don't forget JSOW, JDAM and perhaps a ALCM)

As Mud Movers we loved the A10c, DCS released all those years ago With GPS DSMS and all good things, but oh so slow! Now this Hornet baby is the answer to our dreams. It's a mud mover and a super fine air to air weapon.  Goes anywhere via a floating airbase!

But wait one! There is a Strike Eagle a commin? Did someone say "not a pound for air to ground". 

Let the good times roll!

Regards.

David

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***mini update*** 

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After extenstive testing, the A/A radar break lock errors look to be fixed. A side-benefit of the revisited core-antenna logic is that the ACM modes lock much faster now (VACQ in particular). This is planned for release in the next OB update.

JHMCS AIM-9X cueing is also testing well (VR recommended). But display of radar-locked target data to the HMD needs further testing.

FPAS page needs a bit more work on the NAV TO function.

Team is plugging away at the L Mav.

Once I’m happy with the above features, I’ll create a new Hornet update video to explain each one.

Thanks,
Matt


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Latest Beta Features

 

DCS F/A-18C

  • Introduced JHMCS.
  • Introduced FPAS.
  • Introduced AGM-65E with laser guidance (can be used with JTAC/AFAC assistance a while). Known issue: overlapped symbols of laser codes on Mav page, will be fixed soon.
  • Big radar refactoring.
  • External fuel disappears after manoeuvre with disabled fuel pumps - fixed.
  • Radar in boresight mode will not locks target outside beam pattern.
  • Added RU manual translated by Vasil Komarichin aka ICS_Vortex

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***Update from Wags***

 

Tomorrow, Friday, November 9th we plan a hot fix that will include the following for the Hornet:

  • If player uses in-game re-arm window for AGM-65E, they cannot uncage the seeker.
  • After player has fired all AIM-9, AIM-9 boresight reticle remains on HUD for all AA weapons.
  • AIM-9X not working correctly with unlimited weapons options
  • CLIMB logic for the FPAS page.

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