Accession Number : AD1046907

Title :   Perspectives on Operational Testing: Guest Lecture at Naval Postgraduate School

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Institute for Defense Analyses Alexandria United States

Personal Author(s) : Lillard,Vincent A

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Report Date : 25 Jan 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 56

Abstract : This document was prepared to support Dr. Lillard's visit to the Naval Postgraduate School where he will provide a guest lecture to students in the T and E course. The briefing covers three primary themes: 1) evaluation of military systems on the basis of requirements and KPPs alone is often insufficient to determine effectiveness and suitability in combat conditions, 2) statistical methods are essential for developing defensible and rigorous test designs, 3) operational testing is often the only means to discover critical performance shortcomings.

Descriptors :   requirements , patrol aircraft , missions , naval operations , performance(engineering) , survivability , military exercises , naval aircraft , military vehicles

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE