Friendlies On The SA Page

TSHv4 changes the way the SA MDI page D/L (datalink) functionality works. In the stock Jane's F/A-18, there were two options for the datalink status: ON and OFF. When the datalink was ON, the "D/L" indication on the MDI was boxed and enemy/neutral contacts detected by AWACS were shown on the SA display. When the datalink was OFF, the "D/L" indication was not boxed and no contacts were shown on the SA display.

In TSHv4, there are four datalink options: DL0, DL1, DL2, and DL3. The relevant MDI pushbutton will cycle through these four options. DL0 is equivalent to the original datalink OFF ("D/L" not boxed). DL1 is equivalent to the original datalink ON ("D/L"  boxed). DL2 displays only friendly contacts on the SA page, while DL3 shows all contacts (friendly/neutral/hostile). This allows a much easier determination of where friendlies are located in the operating area.

DL0 DL1
DL0 DL1
DL2 DL3
DL2 DL3

The updated SA page is included by default with TSH v4 and requires no user options.