Philosophy of Master Planned Test and Evaluation .
Keywords: Defence systems
AbstractTest and evaluation, in some form or the other, has always been a major component of the development and operation programmes relating to major defence systems. The traditional process is based on a largely unaccountable and non-inheritable process in which professionalism is thought to be sufficient to ensure that the programmes achieve performance targets. After years of evolution, the US Congress legislated around 1983, for the 'master-planned test and evaluation' process to be used under compulsion of law. This much improved test and evaluation process is outlined using a major defence procurement failure-that of the seventeenth century warship the 'Vasa'-as a case study to highlight the main features of the test and evaluation master-planned (TEMP) method.
How to Cite
Sydenham, P. (2013). Philosophy of Master Planned Test and Evaluation . Defence Science Journal, 47(4), 445-454. https://doi.org/10.14429/dsj.47.4029
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