Static display of manned and unmanned aircraft (courtesy photo)
In a continuing effort to address gaps in Manned Unmanned Teaming (MUMT) training, the Apache Sensors Product Office produced both the Manned Unmanned Teaming MUMT-2 and MUMT-X Pilot Guide and Manned Unmanned Teaming MUMT-2 and MUMT-X Quick Reference Guide.
The guides are easy to navigate using well laid out graphics and meaningful text that walk the aviator through system setup when UAV trainers aren’t available or when a quick reference tool is needed. The guides also provide continuous training, which is necessary to ensure operators are proficient with the MUMT system.
The pilot guide contains descriptive Manned Unmanned Teaming Level 2 (MUMT-2) and Manned Unmanned Teaming Expanded (MUMT-X) mission scenarios, troubleshooting, and Aviation Mission Planning System (AMPS) information associated with AH-64D/E aircraft. An overview of the differences between MUMT-2 and MUMT-X systems are explained up front, followed by mission scenarios, troubleshooting procedures, and AMPS information.
The guide has five (5) sections and includes eight (8) appendices of helpful information captured as lessons learned from the test community. Here’s the pilot guide layout:
Section 1: System Overview
Section 2: Mission Scenarios MUMT-2
Section 3: Mission Scenarios MUMT-X
Section 4: Troubleshooting
Section 5: Associated Appendices
Appendix A - Key Terms and Definitions
Appendix B - Datalink Info
Appendix C - AMPS Information
Appendix D - IP Address Formula
Appendix E - Parts List
Appendix F - LOI-3/4 Handover Process
Appendix G - Vehicle ID Tail Number
Appendix H - Apache University
The essential elements of the pilot guide are the mission scenarios. Each scenario encompasses the MUMT setup and operation with One System Remote Video Terminal (OSRVT), Apache to Apache utilizing Air-Air-Ground (AAG), Shadow, Gray Eagle, and Sniper Pod. The procedures cover the basics of turning on the system power to range considerations and encryption considerations. Each element is displayed and described step by step so an aviator can follow along with the Desktop Emulator (DTE).
Preparation is critical during MUMT operations. Another key element of the guide is the overview of the Aviation Mission Planning System (AMPS) and how it’s used to configure MUMT-2/MUMT-X system settings. Pre-mission planning via the AMPS decreases errors with MUMT setup and operation, and the steps you need are included in the pilot guide.
Quick Reference Guide
The quick reference guide (QRG) is a concise, easy-to-transport document suitable for carrying in a helmet or pubs bag. The QRG has four (4) main sections:
Section 1: Mission Scenarios MUMT-2
Section 2: Mission Scenarios MUMT-X
Section 3: Troubleshooting
Section 4: LOI-3/4 Handover Process
As with the pilot guide, the QRG outlines, step by step, how to set up and operate the MUMT-2 and MUMT-X systems. The QRG includes the troubleshooting guide and letter of interoperability (LOI) 3/4 handover procedures, so they’re readily accessible when needed. The QRG also provides the aviator the tools to execute MUMT operations anytime.
The Manned Unmanned Teaming MUMT-2 and MUMT-X Guide and Manned Unmanned Teaming MUMT-2 and MUMT-X Quick Reference Guide provide continuous training upon demand while utilizing minimal resources.
To gain access to the guides, register at Apache University using these instructions:
Apache University Enrollment
Log into Black Board: https://avnctr.ellc.learn.army.mil/
, and select “Courses” on the menu across the top of the page. On the left side, click Browse Course Catalog
and search for “Apache”, then click “GO”. Select the down-arrow chevron at the end of the course ID, then select “Enroll”. After reading the announcements, select “Lessons” from the left menu.
Once you’re registered, you can view the pilot guide and the quick reference guide at:
The documents are also available on the Apache JTDI website. To get copies of the material, go to the Publications section on the Apache JTDI site using your CAC: