2015 Major American Weapons Systems: Report of the Pentagon's Testing Director - Army, Navy, Air Force Programs, F-35, Ballistic Missile Defense, Aegis, ... Aircraft Carriers (English Edition)

This is a print replica reproduction of the report from the Pentagon's Operational Test and Evaluation (OTE) Director, issued in January 2015 which contains extensive detailed information about over 100 major weapons systems under development by the Department of Defense, Army, Navy, and Air Force - including such consequential systems as the F-35 and BMD. This unique compilation also includes the January 2014 OTE report, along with a bonus document from the Defense Acquisition University, Test and Evaluation Management Guide, Sixth Edition.

Thorough operational testing should be conducted prior to a system’s Full-Rate Production decision or deployment to combat in order to inform acquisition decision makers and operators in an objective way about how the system will perform in its combat missions. Under current law, the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E) is required to present his opinion on whether the operational testing conducted prior to the Beyond Low-Rate Initial Production decision is adequate or not. The Director must consider all the operational facets of a system’s employment in combat when he determines what constitutes adequate operational testing, including the performance envelope the system must be able to achieve, the various operating conditions anticipated in a time of war, and the range of realistic operational threats.

DOD Programs * Defense Medical Information Exchange (DMIX) * Department of Defense (DOD) Teleport * F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) * Global Command and Control System – Joint (GCCS-J) * Joint Information Environment (JIE) * Joint Warning and Reporting Network (JWARN) * Key Management Infrastructure (KMI) * Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) * Army Programs * Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) * AH-64E * AN/PRC-117G * C-17 Increased Gross Weight (IGW) and Formation Spacing Reduction (FSR) * Distributed Common Ground System – Army (DCGS-A) * DOD Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS) * Excalibur Increment 1b M982E1 * Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System – Alternate Warhead (GMLRS-AW) XM30E1 * Integrated Personnel and Pay System – Army (IPPS-A) * Joint Battle Command – Platform (JBC-P) * Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) Family of Vehicles (FoV) * Joint Tactical Network (JTN) * M80A1 7.62 mm Cartridge * M109 Family of Vehicles (FoV) Paladin Integrated Management (PIM) * M829E4 Armor Piercing, Fin Stabilized, Discarding Sabot – Tracer (APFSDS-T) * Manpack Radio * Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Family of Vehicles (FoV) – Army * Nett Warrior * Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) * Precision Guidance Kit (PGK) * Q-53 Counterfire Target Acquisition Radar System * Rifleman Radio * RQ-7BV2 Shadow Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (TUAS) * Warfighter Information Network – Tactical (WIN-T) * Navy Programs * Aegis Modernization Program * AGM-88E Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM) Program * AIM-9X Air-to-Air Missile Upgrade * AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 Integrated Undersea Warfare (USW) Combat System Suite * Armored Tactical Vehicles – Naval * Cobra King * Common Aviation Command and Control System (CAC2S) * CVN-78 Gerald R. Ford Class Nuclear Aircraft Carrier * DDG 51 Flight III Destroyer/Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR)/Aegis Modernization * Distributed Common Ground System – Marine Corps (DCGS-MC) * E-2D Advanced Hawkeye * F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler * Global Command and Control System – Maritime (GCCS-M) * Infrared Search and Track (IRST) * Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures (IDECM) * Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) * Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) * LHA-6 New Amphibious Assault Ship * Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) * Mark XIIA Mode 5 Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) * MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopter * MH-60S Multi-Mission Combat Support Helicopter * Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Family of Vehicles (FoV) – Marine Corps