Daily News
by Gail Helmer

[ Send Us News | Archives ]

Thursday, June 21, 2001

PC News

WWII Online Update
Cornered Rat is reporting that they have found a few new problems that warrant a new patch. Two changes that will effect general gameplay and are important to note here.

  • They will be limiting the speed at which troops can “j” other vehicles. Vehicles will have to slow to 7 mph or under to allow troops to join OR jump. We may indeed change this paradigm again when we revisit crewing/riding. There are more elegant methods out there, we just wanted to curb the high-speed troop drops for a bit.
  • Also, we have improved the CP name display/draw on the ingame map. Players should see a big improvement there.
This will be a fully-automatic update, and all you’ll need to do is log on. We will let you know when the patch is posted.

Starfleet Command Orion Pirates Gold
Interplay announced that the latest addition to Star Trek: Starfleet Command franchise, Star Trek: Starfleet Command - Orion Pirates has gone gold! Starfleet Command - Orion Pirates is a stand-alone mission pack that adds a new storyline and significant new features to the Star Trek: Starfleet Command series and will allow gamers the unique experience of playing as the ruthless Orion Pirates for the first time. Developed by Taldren Inc., Starfleet Command - Orion Pirates centers around the deadly Orion Pirates, a popular, long-standing element of the Star Trek Universe. The game features a 12-mission campaign plus 26 skirmish missions and three bonus missions.

Military News

Industry Award For Global Hawk
Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a Flight International Aerospace Industry award for its Global Hawk unmanned aerial reconnaissance system. Northrop Grumman was cited in the Military Aviation category of the Aerospace Industry awards, which are presented annually for the greatest aerospace achievements of the previous year.

Among Global Hawk's numerous accomplishments in 2000 cited by Flight International were the unmanned vehicle's historic flights across the Atlantic Ocean and back during the NATO Linked Seas '00 and its participation in Joint Task Force Exercise. As noted by one judge in Flight International's Industry Awards supplement, Global Hawk "potentially changed our concept of operations by expanding significantly the operating window of UAV systems, offering us new capabilities for the future."

Super Hornet At Lima Show In Malaysia
The Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, the United States' newest strike fighter, will be on exhibit and flying during the sixth biennial Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace (LIMA) Exhibition in Malaysia. Boeing will have two Super Hornets at the exhibition, which runs Oct. 9 through Oct. 14.

"The Super Hornet represents the latest in aircraft technology, and of course, Malaysia is an integral part of the F/A-18 Hornet program," said George Roman, vice president and general manager of business development for Boeing Military Aircraft and Missile Systems. "LIMA will be an outstanding opportunity for the Super Hornet to show why it is a world-leading tactical aircraft for the international marketplace."

LIMA will be the fourth international air show this year for the Super Hornet. The aircraft has been a featured attraction at the Paris Air Show as well as at exhibitions in Australia and Finland.

Two versions of the Super Hornet are in production - the single-seat E model and the two-seat F model. Both perform a broad range of tactical missions, including air superiority, all-weather attack, day/night strike with precision-guided weapons, maritime strike, fighter escort, close air support, suppression of enemy air defense, reconnaissance, forward air control and tanker.

The versatile Super Hornet is an entire air force in one aircraft. Its avionics suite and weapons-carriage flexibility allow multiple mission objectives to be achieved on a single sortie. The Super Hornet can go in, get the job done and return home without escorts.

While the Super Hornet is 25 percent larger than its predecessor, the F/A-18 Hornet, it has 42 percent fewer parts, further enhancing the Hornet's already low life-cycle costs. Nearly all of the Super Hornet's major systems are new - the airframe, electrical, hydraulics and engines. These new subsystems provide space, power and cooling for avionics growth of the F/A-18E/F that will keep the aircraft combat relevant for the next two decades.

[ Send Us News | Archives ]

Click Here for Printer Version

© 2014 COMBATSIM.COM - All Rights Reserved