OPTEC SOLUTIONS personnel are highly qualified and certified in DoD Operational Test and Evaluation in (OT&E) as well as Program Management.
Our goal is to identify problems, resolve situations, and find solutions.
- We offer Project Tasking
...for both manned and unmanned flight and ground testing.
These five phases include:
- Project Tasking: A description of the test, estimated start and stop dates, the critical operational issues (COIs)/Objectives, test costs and funding source, the required resources (aircraft) and scope (number of sorties, level of effort, etc), and the appropriate points of contacts.
- Planning: Test planning involves a high degree of flexibility and adaptability which is driven by varying conditions from program to program. These variables include the time available for planning, the type and complexity of the system, the acquisition strategy, the knowledge/maturity of operational concepts, the nature of system interfaces, and the availability of test methods and resources. The test plan development processes should accommodate this wide range of program/testing characteristics, yet still accomplished in a disciplined manner.
- Test Execution: The Test Execution Phase of a project includes: scheduling resources; scheduling and flying missions; collecting, processing, reducing data; and assessing adequacy of test methods; and reporting project status.
- Reporting: The final report is written for those who make informed decisions based on the test results, historical documentation, as well as, the aircrew members who will implement any changes in tactics or procedures. Keep both of these customers in mind when preparing the final report. While the PM has overall responsibility for the final report, test team members provide inputs and assist in reviewing the overall report, including serving on formal review boards.
- Close-out: The PM should consolidate notes, data, and documentation relevant to the project to preserve a permanent record for future reference. Ensure everything included is in an “official” format. Road Shows/Field Training: The close out phase is an efficient and expedient means of communicating test results to the users and decision makers. Its purpose is to summarize test results in a direct and concise format, in addition to providing some basic education on T&E. The PM is responsible for constructing, scheduling, and presenting the project summary briefing
We are also well-versed in ground and flight testing Risk Management: As flight testers (on manned or unmanned aircraft) we know all about managing risks before putting any ground or flight test plan into action. We know we can’t avoid risk, so we plan and prepare and take the necessary steps to mitigate the risks we might encounter in flight test.
Additional certifications OPTEC personnel are certified in:
DOD, USAF and Air Combat Command Flight Test and Evaluation Certifications
– Department of Transportation, Safety and Risk Management
– USAF Operational Test and Evaluation
– USAF, Air Combat Command, Test and Evaluation Project Manager
– USAF, Air Combat Command, Operational Suitability
– USAF, Air Combat Command, Test Team Member
– USAF, Air Combat Command, Design of Experiments
All OPTEC personnel possess current Secret or Top Secret (and above) security clearances.