operational test and evaluation

operational test and evaluation

(testing)
(OT&E) Formal testing conducted prior to deployment to evaluate the operational effectiveness and suitability of the system with respect to its mission.
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American Systems has been awarded a USD85 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract by the US Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center (AFOTEC) for fighter test services, the company said.
Prior to leading MTS, Sargeant served as the Commander of the Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center (AFOTEC) at Kirtland AFB in New Mexico.
Said another way, improving outcomes is not about increasing the pass rate for initial operational test and evaluation (IOT&E) or the number of programs that get to full-rate production (FRP), because those numbers can be very high yet require significant postproduction costs to repair or add capability we wanted but didn't get at initial operational capability.
The ICOTE provides a forum for the senior operational test and evaluation and developmental test and evaluation representatives from the Defense Department, the military service test & evaluation commands, and senior executives of representative U.
The foregoing constraints limit SoS evaluation using traditional, domestic test range operational test and evaluation procedures, thus making in-theater evaluation a more attractive alternative.
Army Operational Test Command during the WIN-T Increment 1a Initial Operational Test and Evaluation event to be conducted in October 2008.
9, is a combined test force comprised of seven permanently assigned personnel as well as personnel from the Predator Systems Squadron at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, the Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center's Detachment 5, the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron and contractors from General Atomics in Rancho Bernardo.
The EP-3E Aries II Sensor System Improvement Program (SSIP) upgrade completed operational test and evaluation, and was found to be operationally effective and suitable.
The US Navy's Tomahawk Baseline IV (Tactical Tomahawk) Cruise Missile Weapon System received approval to enter formal government operational evaluation (OPEVAL) in December, under the direction of Commander, Operational Test and Evaluation Force.
The Army developed a plan, approved by DOD's Director, Operational Test and Evaluation, that met the requirements of the fiscal year 2001 National Defense Authorization Act.
Code requires that major acquisition programs undergo independent operational test and evaluation in order to proceed beyond low-rate initial production.
Business Technology and Solutions, Incorporated, Beavercreek, Ohio, is being awarded a $15,000,000 indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract to provide for information technology support for Headquarters Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center's (HQ AFOTEC) Management Information Network in the following areas: IT programs management, IT systems design and engineering, database development and management, network administration, system administration, website development and management, and IT multimedia support.
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