Posted April 15, 2017 by David Latham in Feature

Aircraft Carrier and Jets Coming to ARMA 3

Bohemia Interactive has today announced the upcoming ARMA 3 Jets DLC, with a release date scheduled for next month.

The new DLC pack will include three flyable jets as well as a drone. ARMA 3 Jets will also introduce a massive United States Aircraft Carrier, capable of landing the new jets on. The CVN-83 USS FREEDOM Aircraft Carrier is also where you will control the Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV).

Check out the stunning new trailer below:


Along with the new DLC, Bohemia Interactive has confirmed there will be a free title update which will focus on improving target detection and targeting, vehicle loadouts, an updated fixed-wing damage model, as well as improvements to jets as a whole.

Bohemia Interactive had this to say about the four new jets joining the array of vehicle in ARMA 3:

  • 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.

ARMA 3 Jets will launch on May 16, 2017 on Windows PC, OS X and Linux platforms. You can also currently pre-order directly from Bohemia Interactive and save 10%.

David Latham

David has a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) from a Group of Eight university, but only uses his very unique set of skills writing about video games. By day he's a stay-at-home dad, by night he's literally Batman. Where does he find the time?


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