TEMPLATE APPLICABILITY IS CORRELATED WITH ACQUISITION PHASES AND
In figure 1-3, the time phasing associated with development of each of the templates is identified as the program progresses through the material acquisition cycle. Program risk is introduced when a particular template activity is started after or continued beyond the timeline. For those less familiar with the DSARC process and its typical relationship with program phasing, the conceptual phase begins after the justification for major system new start (JMSNS) is approved. Between Milestones I and 11, the demonstration/validation phase occurs and Milestone II is the beginning of FSD. The production phase begins at Milestone 111A (tooling, long lead time, and pilot production) notwithstanding the production preparations that must begin early in the FSD phase, and Milestone IIIB generally signifies the beginning of rate production.