Good news for fans of hyper-realistic warfare and planes. The Arma 3 Jets DLC and free platform update have now been released. Which means you can enjoy a range of new content and features for free, including the new USS Freedom nuclear-powered aircraft supercarrier. It can carry various aircraft, with catapult take-offs and tailhook landings, as a static in-game object which you can move across the map via the 3D Scenario Editor.
The 1.70 platform update also includes dynamic vehicle loadouts to change the weapons you have fitted. And planes will now have extended hitpoints with a more detailed damage model. They’ll need it, considering there are 3 autonomous surface-to-air weapon systems on the USS freedom. Plus there’s an overhaul for the radar for guided weapons.
Arma 3 Jets DLC New Vehicles:
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-art, 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.
The Jets DLC also includes a new Showcase scenario as you take to the skies above Altis for air-to-air and air-to-ground combat.
Arma 3 Jets DLC Launch Trailer:
The Arma 3 Jets DLC and free platform update are live now. The Jets DLC can be purchased via either Steam or the Bohemia Store, and will cost €9.99 / $11.99 / £8.99. Or you can purchase the Arma 3 DLC Bundle 2, which includes Jets, plus the upcoming Orange, Tac-Ops and Tanks DLC, and saves you 25% on buying them all separately. The bundle costs €22.99 / $24.99 / £19.99.