AP3.A2. ATTACHMENT 2 TO APPENDIX 3
ANNEX B -- DETAILED LIVE FIRE TEST AND
The following paragraphs outline the
mandatory content of the Detailed Live Fire Test and Evaluation Plan. No
standard format is prescribed, but the Plan must contain at least the
1. A cover page providing the name of the
system, the activity/agency responsible for preparation of the Plan, date,
classification, and applicable distribution statement.
2. A coordination sheet containing
signatures of Service approval authorities.
information: name, organization, telephone, and E-Mail addresses of key LFT&E personnel.
4. Description of threat weapons
or targets that the system is expected to encounter during the operational life
of the system, and the key characteristics of these threats/targets
that affect system vulnerability/lethality; a reference to the specific
threat definition document or System Threat Assessment; a discussion of the
rationale and criteria used to select the specific threats/targets and the basis
used to determine the number of threats/targets to be tested and evaluated in
5. If actual threats/targets are not
available, then the plan must describe the threat/target surrogate to be used
in lieu of the actual threat/target, and the rationale for its selection.
6. A statement of the test objectives in
sufficient detail to demonstrate that the evaluation procedures are
appropriate and adequate.
7. A description of the specific
threats/targets to be tested including a detailed configuration and stowage
plan (to include payload configuration) for each shot. Describe the rationale
or operational scenarios on which the target configuration/stowage was based.
8. A listing of any differences between the
system to be tested and the system to be fielded. As specifically as possible,
identify the degree to which test results from the tested configuration are
expected to be representative of the vulnerability or lethality of the fielded
9. Identification of any test limitations,
particularly any potential loss of realism from absence of components, arising
from the use of surrogates, from the inerting of fuzes on stowed ammunition,
or any other environmental, safety, health, or resource constraints. Identify
the impact of these limitations on test results.
10. A description of the shot selection
process. Describe the process to be used to establish the test conditions for
randomly selected shots, including any rules (.exclusion rules.) used to
determine whether a randomly generated shot may be excluded from testing. For
engineering shots (i.e., shots selected to examine specific
vulnerability/lethality issues), describe the issue and the associated
rationale for selecting the specific conditions for these shots. List the
specific impact conditions and impact points for each shot, and whether it is
a random or engineering shot.
11. A detailed description of the test
approach, test setup, test conditions, firing procedures, damage assessment
and repair process, planned test sequence, instrumentation, data collection
and analysis procedures, and responsibilities for collecting and documenting
test results. Include any standard forms that will be used to document test
12. A prediction of the anticipated results
of each shot. These predictions may be based on computer models, engineering
principles, or engineering judgment. Detail shall be consistent with the
technique used for casualty/damage prediction.
13. A detailed description of the
analysis/evaluation plan for the Live Fire Test. The analysis/evaluation plan
must be consistent with the test design and the data collected. Indicate any
statistical test designs used for direct comparisons or for assessing any
14. A general description, including
applicable references, of any vulnerability/ lethality models to be used to
support shot-line selection, pre-shot predictions, or the analysis/evaluation.
This material shall include a discussion of model algorithm or input
limitations, as well as references to the sources of key model inputs.
15. A detailed description of the approach
to analyzing and mitigating the potential environmental impacts, consequences,
or effects of the test activities, unless adequately described elsewhere.