The Su-25 'Grach' (Rook), NATO callsigned 'Frogfoot', is a dedicated strike attack aircraft designed for the close air support and anti-tank roles. The Su-25 has seen combat in several conflicts during its more than 25 years in service. The Su-25 combines excellent pilot protection and high speed compared to most dedicated attack aircraft. It can be armed with a variety of weapon systems including guided missiles, bombs, rockets, and its internal 30mm cannon.
The Su-25 is the forerunner of the Su-25T (included for free in DCS World) and has much in common with the Su-25T. Although the Su-25 lacks some of sensors and weapons of the Su-25T, it provides better flight performance and is a more simple aircraft to operate. The Su-25 has been produced in great numbers and has seen service in many air forces around the world; more so than any later version of the 'Frogfoot'.
Su-25 for DCS World focuses on ease of use without complicated cockpit interaction, significantly reducing the learning curve. As such, Su-25 features keyboard and joystick cockpit commands with a focus on the most mission critical of cockpit systems.