Arma 3 Jets DLC Release Date Announced Alongside New Aircraft Carrier Trailer

Arma 3's Jets DLC gets a release date along with details of the free update launching with it, including the addition of an aircraft carrier.

on April 14, 2017 8:57 PM

Bohemia Interactive recently announced the new content planned for the upcoming DLC pack to Arma 3. Today, the Jets DLC also got a worldwide release date.

Arma 3 Jets will release on May 16, and will add three jets to the available weaponry in the game, including an Unmanned Combat Vehicle (UCAV). The DLC will also provide players with a new Showcase scenario with “Showcase Fighter Jets,” which will feature air-to-air combat, as well as air-to-ground combat.

As has been the norm for DLC releases, Arma 3 will also receive a free update. This update will come in the form of improving targeting and target detection, updated fixed-wing damage model to account for more hitpoints and damage effects, dynamic vehicle loadouts, and a variety of improvements to jets.

Here’s how Bohemia Interactive has described the armaments that will be released in the Jets DLC.

F/A-181 Black Wasp II – The F/A-181 Black Wasp II is a fifth-generation, single-seat, twin-engine, all-weather tactical fighter jet. The aircraft was designed primarily as an air-superiority fighter, but also has ground attack capabilities. Its additional external hard points enable the aircraft to carry a wide variety of weapons configurations. The Black Wasp is fitted with the required equipment for carrier operations.

To-201 Shikra – The To-201 Shikra is a fifth-generation, single-seat, twin-engine, all-weather tactical fighter jet. The aircraft was designed by a CSAT and Russian joint syndicate with the goal to build a highly agile and maneuverable air-superiority fighter. Similar to the F/A-181, the To-201 also has ground attack capabilities, and is able to support various weapons configurations via its conventional pylons, but also its internal weapons bay.

A-149 Gryphon – The A-149 Gryphon is a fourth-generation, single-seat, single-engine, and all-weather tactical fighter jet. The aircraft was designed as a multi-role platform at an affordable cost, and unlike some of the larger air-superiority jets, it can also perform well in low-altitude flight. Despite its aging platform, the A-149 has still been upgraded with the newest sensors and weapons systems.

Sentinel – The Sentinel is a fifth-generation, state of the line, twin-engine, all-weather tactical Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV). The Sentinel was designed primarily as a reconnaissance platform, but can also perform precision ground attacks. It typically operates from an aircraft carrier.

As if that weren’t enough, the developer has also announced that all owners of Arma 3 will receive access to the CVN-83 “USS Freedom,” which is an aircraft carrier that can act as an operating base for various aircraft. Players will be able to position around the map using the 3D Scenario Editor. Sadly, you want be able to drive it. Here’s the trailer announcing its debut.

Arma 3 Jets is available for pre-order right now on Steam or directly from the Bohemia Store for 10% off the price of admission after May 16 ($10.79 vs. $11.99).

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