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 DOT&E

Director, Operational Test & Evaluation
  
FY97 Annual Report

FY97 Annual Report

DOT&E ACTIVITY SUMMARY

and

Program Oversight



DOT&E activity for FY97 involved oversight of 218 programs, including 45 under the purview of the Major Automated Information System Review Committee (MAISRC) of the OSD Defense Acquisition Board (DAB). Oversight activity begins with the early acquisition milestones, continues through approval for full-rate production and, in some instances, during full production until deleted from the DOT&E oversight list.

Our review of test planning activities for FY97 included approval of 42 Test and Evaluation Master Plans (TEMPs), as well as 36 Operational Test Plans. Live Fire Test and Evaluation (LFT&E) activity included the approval of ten LFT&E Strategies for inclusion in the TEMPs. DOT&E prepared four beyond low rate initial production (B-LRIP) reports for the Secretary of Defense and the Congress.

DOT&E also prepared and submitted numerous reports to DAB principals for consideration in DAB deliberations.


TEST AND EVALUATION MASTER PLANS APPROVED

 

AIM-9X
Airborne Laser Program
Alt Technologies &
Approaches
AWACS RSIP
B-1B (Annex 4, Rev B)
B-1B CMUP Capstone
B-1B CMUP/WMCD
(Annex 6 Blk E)
B-1B DSUP
BFVS-A3
CCTT TDP
CEIS
CHCS II
CHSSI
CSSCS (Update 4a)
DMS IOC Annex
EDM (Increment 1)
F-22 (version 4.2)
FAAD C2I (Upd 2, Rev A)
Javelin
JCALS
JRISS
JSIPS OUE
JSTARS
JTIDS Class 2M (Army Annex)
MIDS-LVT (Annex A)
MIDS-LVT (Annex B - Shipboard Integration)
MIDS-LVT (Capstone)
MK 48 ADCAP (Rev 6)
MLRS
NALCOMIS IMA
NBCRS
NPOESS
NSIPS
NSSN (Rev A)
Patriot (PAC-3)
SFW
SNAP III (Rev 1)
SPS MS II/III(B)
SWPS
T45TS (Rev 6)
TAMPS (Rev B)
Tomahawk (Change 4)
 
 

OPERATIONAL TEST PLANS APPROVED
 

ACDS Blk I
Adv Tomahawk Weapons Control System
AFMSS (Template)
AFMSS Block C2.0 F-15E
Army TACMS Block IA
ASAS Block II SEP
ATACMS Block IA (missile firing)
Band 9/10 Transmitter OT-II
CCTT
CEC OT-IIA1
CEIS SEP
Coastal Minehunter (MHC 51 Class) Change 1
Coastal Minehunter (MHC-51) OT-IIIA
CSSCS
DCPDS OA
DSS OA
EELV OA#1
GCCS(T) OA
JDAM OPEVAL
JPATS OA
JRISS SEP
JSIPS QUE
JTIDS Class 2M
Minuteman III GRP
MK 48 ADCAP Blk Upgrade III (Change 1)
MK 48 ADCAP OT-IIIE/F
MK 48 ADCAP OT-IIIE/F Change 1
NAS UCSS MOT&E
RAM Blk I Upgrade
SIDPERS-3 SEP
SPS
SPS (Increment 2)
SSDS OT-IIB
SWPS QOT&E
TAMPS OT-IIIF
V-22 Osprey
 
 

LIVE FIRE TEST AND EVALUATION STRATEGIES APPROVED
 

Bradley FVS (M2/M3) Upgrade
F-22
F/A-18E/F
M1 Breacher
M1 HAB
MH-47/MH-60K SOA
SC-21
SFW P31
V-22
XM993 7.62-MM AP AND XM995 5.56-MM AP
 

 

BEYOND LOW RATE INITIAL PRODUCTION REPORTS

 
E-3 Airborne Warning and Control Systems (AWACS) Radar System Improvement Program (RSIP)
Enhanced Position Location and Reporting System (EPLRS)
Joint Tactical Information Distribution System (JTIDS) Class 2M
Javelin Anti-Tank Weapon System
 
 
During this fiscal year the DOT&E and his staff assistants met with Service operational test agencies, program officials, private-sector organizations, and academia; monitored test activities; and provided information to the DAB committees as well as the DAB principals, the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense, the USD(A&T), the Service Secretaries, and the Congress. Active on-site participation in and observation of tests and test-related activities remain among our most effective tools. In addition to on-site participation, the DOT&E and his staff completed a total of 551 trips to review the planning, conduct, and evaluation of operational test activities.
 
Security considerations preclude identifying Special Access Programs (SAP) in this report. However, DOT&E continues its involvement in SAPs. The objective is to ensure operational effectiveness and suitability do not suffer because of the extraordinary security constraints imposed on these programs.

 



DOT&E PROGRAM OVERSIGHT

 

This office is responsible for approving the adequacy of plans for operational test and evaluation and for reporting to the Secretary of Defense, USD(A&T), Service Secretaries, and the Congress the operational test results for all major defense acquisition programs. For DOT&E oversight purposes, major defense acquisition programs were defined in the law to mean those programs meeting the criteria for reporting under section 2430, title 10, United States Code (Selected Acquisition Reports (SARs)). The law (sec.139(a)(2)(B)) also stipulates that the DOT&E may designate any other programs for the purpose of his oversight, review, and reporting. With the addition of such "non-major" programs, DOT&E was responsible for oversight of 218 acquisition programs during FY97.

Non-major programs are selected for DOT&E oversight after careful consideration of the relative importance of the individual program. In selecting non-SAR systems for oversight, consideration is given to one or more of the following essential elements:

  • Congress or OSD agencies have expressed a high level of interest in the program.
  • Congress has directed that DOT&E assess or report on the program as a condition for progress or production.
  • The program requires joint or multi-Service testing (the law (sec.139(b)(4)) requires the DOT&E to coordinate "testing conducted jointly by more than one military department or defense agency").
  • The program exceeds or has the potential to exceed the dollar threshold definition of a major program according to DoD 5000.1, but does not appear on the current SAR list (e.g., highly classified systems).
  • The program has a close relationship to or is a key component of a major program.
  • The program is an existing system undergoing major modification.
  • The program was previously a SAR program and OT is not yet complete.


PROGRAMS UNDER DOT&E OVERSIGHT

FISCAL YEAR 1997

ARMY

ADDS/ELPRS
AFATDS (ATCCS)
AGCCS
APR-39 (ALL VERSIONS)
ASAS (ATCCS)
ATACMS
ATACMS BLOCK 1A (APAM)
ATACMS BLOCK II & IIA (BAT)
ATACMS UPGRADES
AVENGER
BATTLEFIELD DIGIT
BLACKHAWK (UH-60L)
BRADLEY FVS (M2/M3) UPGRADE
C2 VEHICLE
CCTT
CH-47D Upgrade
CMWS/ATIRCM
CNCMCS
COMANCHE (RAH-66)
CONTROLLED PENETRATION CARTRIDGE
CRUSADER
CSSCS (ATCCS)
DISTANCE LEARNING
EFOG-M
FAADS C2I (ATCCS)
FAADS GBS
FMTV
FOTT
HMMLTV
ITAS
JAVELIN (AAWS-M)
JCALS
JRISS
JSTARS GSM
JTAV
KIOWA WARRIOR (OH-58D)
LONGBOW APACHE (AH-64D)
LONGBOW HELLFIRE
LOSAT
M1 BREACHER
M1 HAB
M1A2 UPGRADE
MCS (ATCCS)
MH-47E/MH-60K SOA
MLRS (ERR)
MLRS (GUIDED ROCKET)
MLRS M270A1
MLRS UPGRADE
NBC RECON VEHICLE
NON TOXIC AMMO
OCSWS
OICWS
PATRIOT (P3I)
PLS (FHTV)
RCAS
SADARM
SBIS
SCAMP (MILSTAR)
SIDPERS3
SIIRCM
SINCGARS
SIRFC
SMART-T
STAFF
STINGER RMP
TC-AIMS II
WIDE AREA MINE
XM 993 7.72-MM AP
XM 995 5.56-MM AP

NAVY

AAAV
ACDS BLK I
ADX (X)
AIEWS
AIM-9X UPGRADE
ALE-50
ALR-67/ASR
AN/SPY-1 B/D (AEGIS)
AN/SQQ-89 (SQS-53/SQR-19)
AOE-6 (FAST SUPPORT SHIP)
ASPJ (ALQ-165)
AV-8B REMANUFACTURE
CEC
CV(X)
CVN-68 Class
DDG-51 (ALL VARIANTS)
E-2C MISSION COMPUTER UPGRADE
E-6A/B
EA-6B (ALL UPGRADES)
ESSM
F/A-18 C/D (ALL UPGRADES)
F/A-18 E/F
FDS
IDECM
JEDMICS/EDMICS
JSOW BASELINE
JSOW BLU-108
JSOW UNITARY
LAMPS MK III (SH-60B/SH-60R)
LHD CLASS
LPD-17(LX)
MHC (COASTAL MINE HUNTER)
MIDS-LVT
MK-48 ADCAP (ALL MODS)
MK-50 TORPEDO (ALL MODS)
Navy Arsenal Ship
NESP (MILSTAR)
NEW ATTACK SUB (NSSN)
NSIPS
NTCSS
RAM
SC-21
SEA SPARROW AIM/RIM-7
SLAM
SM-2 (BLKS III/IIIA&B)
SM-2 BLK IV/IVA
SSDS
SSN-21\BSY-2
STRATEGIC SEALIFT
SUB COMMS (SCSS)
T-45TS
T-AGOS/SURTASS
TAMPS
THEATRE MISSION PLAN CNTR
TOMAHAWK (SLCM)
TRIDENT II MISSILE
UHF FOLLOW-ON SATELLITE
USMC H-1 UPGRADE
V-22
VERTICAL LAUNCH ASROC

AIR FORCE

ABL
AC-130U
ADVANCED MILSATCOM
AFMSS
ALQ-131 JAMMER R/P
ALQ-161
ALR-56M
ALR-62I
ALR-69 (ALL VERSIONS)
AMRAAM (AIM-120)
AMSS
B-1B CMUP/JDAM
B-1B CMUP/COMP UPGRADE
B-1B CMUP/DSUP
B-1B CMUP/JSOW
B-2
C-130J
C-17A
CIGS (INCL. JSIPS&A3I)
CMU
DCPDS
DMSP
DSP
E-3A (RSIP) AWACS
EELV
F-15 FDL (JTIDS)
F-15/TEWS
F-22
GCSS-AF
GTN
IMDS
JASSM
JDAM
JOINT LOG SYS CNTR (DM)
JOINT LOG SYS CNTR (MM)
JPALS
JPATS
JSTARS (E-8C)
JTIDS
MILSTAR
MINUTEMAN III GRP PHASE 1
MINUTEMAN III PRP
NAS
NAVSTAR GPS
SBIRS
SFW
SFW P31
SWPS/TRICOMS
TITAN IV
TRAC2ES

BMDO

MEADS
NAVY AREA TBMD
NMD
NTW
PATRIOT PAC-3 MISSILE
THAAD/GBR

DFAS

CFEMS
DAS
DJMS
DPPS
EDM
STARS

DISA

BGSS
COMMON OPERATING ENVIRONMENT
DISN
DMS
GCCS

DLA

DSS
FAS
SPS

DoD

BACIC
CHEMICAL DEMILITARIZATION
CID
DARK STAR
GLOBAL HAWK
JSF
JTUAV
NPOESS
PREDATOR

NIMA

DPS
ESS

NSA

MMP

OSD

GBS

OSD (DDR&E)

HPCMP

OSD (HA)

CEIS
CHCS
CHCS II
DMLSS
TMIP





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