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    SAM evasion Hornet

    I know many of you are already aware of surface threats, and I am a bit late to the convo after my computer died. But I plan on getting a full integrated air defense systems (IADS) mini-paper together for training. The reason being that hardly ever would a single site be faced without integrated and overlapped systems. Examples exist without integrated air defense, of course, usually after degradation of both civilian and military infrastructure, which required strikes and surface threat suppression or destruction. I plan to cover multiple examples from DS in the early 90s to Yugoslavia in the 90s (masterful use of D&D: deception/denial, A2/AD: anti-access/area denial), what we see today in IADS in multiple 'threat' nations and the air campaigns that followed. This is a bit of my wheelhouse professionally when it comes to EW-ELINT/SIGINT/MASINT. So I will try to do that soon without making it too dry or cumbersome. The key will be a way to integrate and simulate all these complexities into a mission and into our training. I want it real, challenging, tough, and hard to accomplish. 100% This.
  2. Just finally got to listen to this while writing an endless paper on ICS/Mass Casualty Incident Response, and another on Maritime Security Threat Vectors (fml). Great interview overall. I have to say, probably my favorite one he has done so far. I think the ending he gave talking about war was so on point and true. It kind of brings it all back into perspective, all that we do here...Anyways, pretty cool listening to him explain everything and being able to follow along with what he is doing in the situation, had to stop a few times from my writing and listened to what he talked about doing. Started picturing it in my head being in the Hornet in DCS lol.
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    Friday Squadron Night

    Friday Squadron Night: 1930EST Training Syllabus: TBD
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    Friday Signup Lockout

    Friday 6/22 Squadron Night Signup Lockout @1700EST
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    Tuesday 06/19/2018 Signup Lock Day

    Final signup day for Tues 6/19 Squadron night. Closes at 1700EST
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    Tuesday Squadron Night

    Squadron Night: Tuesday 6/19 TBD
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    DCS 2.5/Hornet Updates

    Updating server now
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    DCS 2.5/Hornet Updates

    https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?p=3519335#post3519335 DCS 2.5.2.18307 Update 3 DCS World Updater updated (worked with 'deltas') Spawn cold aircraft on ship deck with folded wings. If the unit being followed is destroyed DCS crashes - fixed. ME. Added feature of static templates. DCS Normandy 1944 More detailed objects and realistic airfield textures. The textures now reflect the more dusty, lighter, sandy surfaces Removal of permanent structures from ALG airfields Concrete surfaces for the airfields of Evreux, Carpiquet, and Tangmere Shallow water zones along the coastal areas New stone bridges More structures like farm houses outside the detailed areas of the map Added more objects like windmills WWII Assets pack New units added: M12 gun motor carriage M30 cargo carrier M2A1/M3 halftrack StuG IV SdKfz 234/2 "Puma" SdKfz 234 7 artillery tractor SdKfz 234 7 251 SdKfz 234 2 Kettenkrad Horch staff car New barrage balloons LCVP Higgins boats UK soldier DCS AV-8B Harrier by RAZBAM Updated KC-135B model Updated UFC font DCS M-2000C by RAZBAM Caucasus campaign bug fixes for Mission 01 and Mission 13. DCS MiG-21Bis by Magnitude 3 LLC Corrected glass material setup. Reflected colors on the HUD and windscreen should not be so bright now. DCS F/A-18C Hornet Added absolute axis for TDC. ADV RSET cannot be removed during a cold start - fixed. Crash with external fuel tanks fixed. Flight hours will be log in logbook. Unable to toggle Moving Map on and off - fixed. Added missing North Up and Decentered modes of the AMPCD digital map. GUI music update. Radar scan parameters are updated now only when the radar is not in track, when the new A/A weapon is selected. TDC press+release now returns the radar to search mode from all applicable modes (RWS/VACQ/BST/WACQ). TDC press+release and undesignate switch press now reset the radar ACM condition (with certain exceptions). Pressing boxed ACM on the radar format now returns the radar to search (in addition to resetting ACM condition). When a new A/A weapon is selected the radar track mode is retained now. If the gun was selected as A/A weapon, pressing undesignate in all ACM modes, as well as TDC in BST/VACQ, always returns the radar to GACQ mode. BST/VACQ/WACQ modes, when selected with A/A gun, now override GACQ mode. It can be observed after the radar breaks lock. RTS commanded by pilot instead always reverts to GACQ. Fixed mixed/lost modes symbology in ACM. Was especially noticeable with missing GACQ circle after RTS was performed or break lock occurred. Engine start with ground air source. Added input for station jettison selection buttons. Different RPM indication on DDI and IFEI fixed. CCIP mode is designating a target at weapon release which switches the MODE to AUTO - fixed. Bomb programs quantities corrected. DLC Campaigns BS2 Republic Campaign - added CN localization A-10C Shturmovik campaign - Conditions of success are too hard - 10th mission
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    Saturday Squadron Night

    Squadron Night: Saturday 06/16 AS2303/AS2304
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    Friday Squadron Night

    Squadron Night: Friday 06/15 AS2301/2302 Refresher
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    Saturday Signup Lockout

    Final signup day for Saturday 6/16 Squadron night. Closes at 1700EST
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    Friday Signup Lockout

    Final signup day for Friday 6/15 Squadron night. Closes at 1700EST
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    Tuesday Squadron Night

    Squadron Night: Tuesday 6/12 AS2301/2302
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    Tues 6/12 Signup Lockout

    Final signup day for Tues 6/12 Squadron night. Closes at 1700EST
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    Introductions

    Once you have access to the forums, if you could navigate to the S-1 forum and find the "Best Availability" post, and give your normal schedule for when you would be free to fly, that would be excellent. That will give us an idea on when you are free to fly and we can get you a Senior Pilot/On-wing assigned to get your Checkrides and FAMs done. Thanks!

VMFA-251 is a virtual DCS World F/A-18C squadron flying the Belsimtek/Eagle Dynamics F/A-18C module exclusively. We focus on real-world tactics as best we can within the DCS Wold environment.

VMFA-251 is not your run of the mill DCS World squadron.

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