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British Army keen to push new Apaches into MUM-T role

28th October 2019 - 10:19 GMT | by Tim Martin in London


The British Army wants to prioritise manned-unmanned teaming (MUM-T) for its incoming fleet of AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters, but first intends on making sure that such developments can take place without overburdening soldiers.

Active assessments to ensure higher workloads won’t arise from manned-unmanned partnerships will be carried out during the Army Warfighting Experiment 2019 (AWE’19), due to be held at Salisbury Plain in April 2020, and if successful ‘it would be logical’ to then move out with MUM-T AH-64E plans, according to Lt Col Richard Craig, SO1 robotics and autonomous systems, future force development, director capability at the British Army.

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Tim Martin


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Tim Martin is Air Editor for Shephard Media, based in Belfast. 

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