It is uncertain whether the Fast Response Cutters will perform as intended until it completes operational test and evaluation in actual maritime environments," the report said.
What does OPTEST stand for?
OPTEST stands for Operational Test
This definition appears somewhat frequently and is found in the following Acronym Finder categories:
- Military and Government
- Orascom Projects and Touristic Development (Egypt)
- Outside Petting the Dog (chat slang)
- Office of Professional Technical Education
- Oklahoma Professional Teaching Examination
- Operator Proficiency Training Equipment
- Optimization and Engineering (journal)
- Operational Test & Evaluation Command (US Army; now ATEC, Army Test and Evaluation Command)
- Online Plain Text English Dictionary (website)
- Operating/Operations Tempo
- Optical Protocol Independent Transport era
- Operational Test & Evaluation Force
- Operationally Proven Tactical Gear (outdoor survival equipment; Raleigh, NC)
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- OR-Ing Previous Two Histories (cache block prediction)
- Omega Polymer Technologies, Inc. (Aurora, OH)
- Oral Provocation Test for Idiosyncrasy
- Organizational Process Technology Innovation (process area)
Samples in periodicals archive:
Although integrated testing will never replace the statutory or prudent requirement to conduct separate and independent operational T&E, enabling operational testers to use verified data from integrated test events earlier in the program will provide clearer insight into a system's ability to complete initial operational test and evaluation (IOT&E) or operational evaluation (OPEVAL) and reduce the length of a system's operational test and the subsequent evaluation.
This effort to integrate testing is born out by the fact that the new AFI 99-103 (2004) is itself a compilation of the former AFI 99-101 (1996), Developmental Test and Evaluation; AFI 99-102 (1998), Operational Test and Evaluation; and AFI 99-105 (1994), Live Fire Test and Evaluation.
The scope of responsibility and diversity of projects requires each officer, chief and Sailor to be on their game in order to accomplish the missions of operational test and tactical development.
Before these items are fielded to our soldiers, the Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC), headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, and its subordinate commands--the Developmental Test Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland; the Operational Test Command at Fort Hood, Texas; and the Army Evaluation Center, also in Alexandria--test them vigorously in an operational environment to ensure that our soldiers have the best possible equipment.
In an intriguing twist of timing, the Pentagon's Office of Operational Test and Evaluation released its annual report last week.