Eagle Dynamics AH-64D for DCS

On today’s newsletter, Eagle Dynamics covers quite a lot on the upcoming module, which, if everything goes according to planned, should enter early access before the middle of the year.

Eagle Dynamics AH-64D for DCSEagle Dynamics AH-64D for DCS

Here’s what ED has to say about it:

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

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;


  • 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

Communication systems

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.