Initial Operational Test and Evaluation

Initial Operational Test and Evaluation

(testing)
(IOT&E) The first phase of operational test and evaluation conducted on pre-protectional items, prototypes, or pilot production items and normally completed prior to the first major production decision. Conducted to provide a valid estimate of expected system operational effectiveness and suitability.
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Right) A 2/1 AD Soldier stands before a Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 2 Point of Presence on May 17, 2012 during the WIN-T Increment 2 Initial Operational Test and Evaluation at White Sands Missile Range, N.
The initial operational test and evaluation of the modified BSM was successfully conducted in late 2004, with the system determined by DOT & E to be operationally effective and potentially suitable.
The F/A-22 team successfully met the challenge of safely completing the accelerated buildup of missile separations and guided missile shots to meet the Initial Operational Test and Evaluation schedule, the council said.
IOA is similar to Initial Operational Test and Evaluation flying performed in the United States and is used to perform an early evaluation of operational suitability to support an initial production decision.
AV delivered all LRIP hardware in early November and completed development testing for an initial operational test and evaluation scheduled in early 2006.
WIN-T Increment 1a systems participated in an Initial Operational Test and Evaluation from Oct.
Traditional guidelines call for remaining in an LRIP status and recommend limiting quantities to 10 percent of the planned production buy until completion of initial operational test and evaluation (IOT & E).
The continuation of this development and testing process will eventually lead to a NATO initial operational test and evaluation program in 2003.
Army Operational Test Command during the WIN-T Increment 1a Initial Operational Test and Evaluation event to be conducted in October 2008.
Initial combat capability versions are scheduled for delivery to operational units next spring, with production units targeted for delivery in 2008--after initial operational test and evaluation.
The Palmdale plant recently took on an additional task of modifying early-model F/A-22 aircraft slated for initial operational test and evaluation work.
Navy and Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) have successfully completed at sea Developmental Testing (DT) and Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) of the SM-2 Block IV missile from USS LAKE ERIE (CG 70) during firing exercises conducted in the Pacific off the coast of Hawaii.
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