Muscatatuck Urban Training Complex (MUTC) offers users a globally unique, urban and rural, multi-domain operating environment that is recognized as the Department of Defense’s (DOD’s) largest urban training facility serving those who work to defend the homeland and win the peace.
Muscatatuck is a real city that includes a built physical infrastructure, a well-integrated cyber-physical environment, an electromagnetic effects system and human elements. Muscatatuck offers realistic, flexible and affordable training and testing scenarios. The site supports customized live/virtual/constructive-gaming (LVC-G) training, developmental testing and evaluation.
The multi-domain environment includes a physical metropolitan infrastructure; a 1,000 acre urban and rural landscape with more than 200 brick and mortar structures; a managed airspace; a 180-acre reservoir; 1.5 miles of subterranean tunnels; a doctrinally correct Combined Arms Collective Training Facility (CACTF); and a cyber “live-fire range,” or CyberTropolis, capable of supporting live offensive and defensive operations. The multi-domain environment reflects the 21st Century battlefield, which includes land, sea, air, space and cyberspace, and also comprises human terrain to increase realism.
Everything in the city and surrounding property– including the people – is “in play.” Culturally authentic animals and role players can participate in exercise scenarios that are customized by subject matter experts (SMEs) according to user needs. SMEs design both foreign and domestic scenarios that replicate the most complex and dynamic multi-domain environments in which U.S. forces, DOD civilians and first responders operate. MUTC offers a robust and realistic electromagnetic environment, telecommunications infrastructure and a well-developed, closed network wireless environment consisting of 2G, 3G, and 4G LTE, Wi-Fi and other RF technologies.
MUTC employs a “network effect” operating model to generate two major values for the user: A highly realistic training/assessment environment at a cost-benefit ratio virtually impossible to achieve if attempted alone; and, the opportunity to collaborate as a “team of equals” with other agencies and entities that will be critical to mission success. Collaboration is effected while ensuring that each agency retains total control of its program.
The National Center for Complex Operations, Inc. (NCCO), usncco.com, works with private contractors to arrange training and use of Atterbury-Muscatatuck. Foreign operators must abide by international trade regulations and follow procedures outlined by the U.S. Department of State.
Provide our customers with a complex urban environment as the best-value solution – clearly the most realistic and fully-integrated, while also fiscally responsible—for live, virtual and constructive training, developmental testing and evaluation throughout the five domains: land, air, cyber, human and maritime, in which to accomplish missions directed toward protecting the homeland and winning the peace.
The state of Indiana owns Muscatatuck and leases it to the U.S. Army. The National Guard manages the property as the premier Advanced Urban Training Facility used by military; local, state and national agencies; civilians and international partners.
Muscatatuck Cyber Academy students can earn an accelerated Cyber Security/Information Assurance associate of applied science degree while participating in exclusive training and testing events in Muscatatuck’s multi-domain environment.
Students will earn certifications that are useful in both military and civilian careers, and if in the Army, better position themselves to attain one of the coveted slots in the U.S. Army’s Cyber Operations, military operation specialty 17-series program.
Financial assistance may be available through Veterans’ Affairs or through state and federal aid.
For more information and to register for classes, please visit: www.in.gov/ago/cyber-academy.