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Test Design Plan, New Army Battle Tank, Xm1, Operational Test I (TDP XMI OT 1)
ARMY OPERATIONAL TEST AND EVALUATION AGENCY FALLS CHURCH VA
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XM1 Operational Test I will be combined with Development Test I at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, in a single integrated test, a two-week portion of which will have particular emphasis on operational aspects. Two candidate XM1 tanks, one from each competitor, and an M60A1AOS tank will be used. Six crews will participate in the operational testing two will be trained on both competitors and the baseline M60A1AOS tank two will be trained on one of the competitors and the baseline and two will be trained on the other competitor and the baseline. Emphasis in operational testing will be placed on test experiences, observations, potential operational problems, and formalized human factors evaluation of activities, conditions, and system components that influence the crews capability to adequately and appropriately operate the tanks. Human factors data requirements for development and operational testing will be integrated and gathered during the entire test period.
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