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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When JSOW C-1 reaches initial operational capability in 2013, the warfighter will have an air-launched, net-enabled weapon that gives them greater effectiveness at sea and in the littorals.
In 2010, the European Commission awarded contracts for the procurement of Galileo's initial operational capability and its operations.
The HC-144A achieved initial operational capability last year, and has since distinguished itself with exceptional performance in a variety of situations, including the Coast Guard's responses to the Haiti earthquake and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Ultimately, Chiarelli said, the Army expects to award a low-rate initial production contract for the vehicle by March 2016, and achieve initial operational capability in the second quarter of 2019.
The team successfully achieved initial operational capability for the system in March 2009.
In the first eleven years of exploratory and full-scale development, about 120 KF-Xs would be built to replace F-4s and F-5s; and more than 130 aircraft would be produced after the first-phase models reach initial operational capability.
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.
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.
Air Force declared that the Raptor had achieved initial operational capability last December, Larry Lawson, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics executive vice president and F-22 general manager, said: "It's another great day for out nation, the Air Force, and certainly for the Raptor industry team.
In the 1960s and 1970s we took the F- 15 from the first operational requirements to initial operational capability in just seven years.
We are pleased to have been part of the FAA's success in achieving WAAS initial operational capability in 2003, and we look forward to continuing this relationship as WAAS evolves into a seamless, high availability, satellite-based navigation system throughout North America," said Bob Eckel, vice president of Air Traffic Management Systems at Raytheon.
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