Accession Number : ADA480946


Title :   Defence Test and Evaluation Roadmap


Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE CANBERRA (AUSTRALIA)


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a480946.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 39


Abstract : Test and Evaluation (T&E) is one of the key enabling activities that underpin the ADF's capability development process to realise CDF's vision for a balanced, networked and deployable force. Defence's T&E approach will ensure that the capabilities that are fielded are tested and evaluated and are suitable for ADF operations. Defence's T&E approach contributes to the development of systems and capabilities, and articulates a strategy for managing T&E resources to meet the needs of the Defence Capability Plan (DCP). The T&E Roadmap achieves this by outlining the: factors that influence the T&E to enable delivery of capability; a framework for understanding the T&E requirements in the future joint operating environment; requirement for T&E to be conducted at all stages of a capability's life cycle; Defence's current T&E capabilities; and how Defence's future T&E requirements are to be realised. T&E can be employed to prove, demonstrate or assess the ability of proposed and existing capability systems, new or upgraded, to satisfy specified technical and operational requirements and objectives. When T&E is employed in this manner, with the objective of providing results to inform decisions at key milestones in a capability system's life cycle, it becomes an effective component of a capability risk management strategy. The results of T&E will be used to provide proof that risk is contained within acceptable boundaries when making key life cycle milestone decisions and that the intended system meets both safety standards and end-users requirements.


Descriptors :   *TEST AND EVALUATION , *MILITARY REQUIREMENTS , *DEFENSE SYSTEMS , *MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , *AUSTRALIA , DELIVERY , MISSIONS , STANDARDS , RISK MANAGEMENT , LIFE CYCLES , SAFETY , DECISION MAKING , STRATEGY , RISK , DEPLOYMENT


Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE