The Contractor shall plan, develop, implement, and maintain an Integrated
Test Program. This Program shall be
documented by an Integrated Test and Evaluation Plan (ITEP) for
each SM variant. The ITEP shall include design verification tests,
proof-of-design tests, proof-of-manufacturing tests, and acceptance tests, as well as ground
and flight test activities. These ITEPs shall be products of Government-Contractor
The Integrated Test Program shall be optimized to reduce flight testing.
Reliability modeling and simulation should be used to reduce flight