This article should have been released a few weeks ago, along the related video about engaging jamming aircraft. I took a longer route instead, discussing the topic with the community first (on r/hoggit and elsewhere), and receiving lots of interesting comments. Long story short, DCS has a ton of issues when it comes to combat and interaction between different objects.
This topic has often been mentioned on this site. For simplicity of reference, this rule has now its own dedicated article, part of the “Back to Basics” series.
Part II of the Jamming study discusses some of the new features introduced recently, and how jamming effects impact the Tomcat.
(Almost) all the RIO basics in 2h40′!
Patch 2.8 has been release a few hours ago, and applies jamming effects to the F-14 Tomcat.
Tomorrow evening I will host an impromptu discussion, covering SA, avionics, basic geometry. You are welcome to join!
Jamming effects are making their way to the F-14 Tomcat. Anticipating the release, we start this brief journey by glancing at the fundamentals principles of jamming, and recalling accounts and experiences involving electronic warfare and the Tomcat.