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Defence Test and Evaluation Roadmap

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Test and Evaluation TE is one of the key enabling activities that underpin the ADFs capability development process to realise CDFs vision for a balanced, networked and deployable force. Defences TE approach will ensure that the capabilities that are fielded are tested and evaluated and are suitable for ADF operations. Defences TE approach contributes to the development of systems and capabilities, and articulates a strategy for managing TE resources to meet the needs of the Defence Capability Plan DCP. The TE Roadmap achieves this by outlining the factors that influence the TE to enable delivery of capability a framework for understanding the TE requirements in the future joint operating environment requirement for TE to be conducted at all stages of a capabilitys life cycle Defences current TE capabilities and how Defences future TE requirements are to be realised. TE 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 TE is employed in this manner, with the objective of providing results to inform decisions at key milestones in a capability systems life cycle, it becomes an effective component of a capability risk management strategy. The results of TE 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.

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  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

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