initial operational capability


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initial operational capability

The first attainment of the capability to employ effectively a weapon, item of equipment, or system of approved specific characteristics that is manned or operated by an adequately trained, equipped, and supported military unit or force. Also called IOC.
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th] combat-ready Initial Operational Capability (IOC) declaration, the U.
AARGM is anticipated to achieve Initial Operational Capability on the Italian Air Force s Tornado ECR aircraft in 2017.
I am pleased to announce that VMFA-121 has achieved Initial Operational Capability (IOC) in the F-35B, as defined by requirements outlined in the June 2014 Joint Report to Congressional Defense Committees," said Gen.
It's unclear when the new tanker will achieve initial operational capability.
RR Milestone C decision is currently set for June 2009 with Initial Operational Capability achieved in Fiscal Year 2010.
Immediately following the QDR in February 2006, planners from CFC and the 20th SUPCOM began discussing the possibility of using UFL 2007 to conduct the JTF-E initial operational capability validation exercise.
However, in 2007, NARA's contractor acknowledged that it would not be able to meet the planned date for the initial operational capability of the first ERA increment.
The demonstrator system delivery is scheduled for 2010, with contract approval for series production and initial operational capability expected in 2009.
In January, LOGSA fielded the Logistics Information Warehouse (LIW) Initial Operational Capability (IOC), which provides a common point of entry to the existing Web capabilities of the Logistics Integrated Data Base (LIDB), the Integrated Logistics Analysis Program (ILAP), and other LOGSA tools.
In the 1960s and 1970s we took the F- 15 from the first operational requirements to initial operational capability in just seven years.
Raytheon's advanced weather processing system, known as the integrated terminal weather system (ITWS), for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has achieved initial operational capability at Atlanta's Hartsfield International Airport.
By teaming with SAIC, we were able to merge the best of each of our concepts to provide the lowest risk approach to achieving initial operational capability in this decade and a rapid evolution to the most capable FCS force possible," Ron Prosser, vice president of Advanced Space and Communications for Phantom Works said.
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