DT-C1 Test Overview
(From Mann, 2008, Slide 35)
One notable risk taken during DT-C1 involved the GFE, such as communications gear and IED jammers. At this early stage of the program, the GFE package for each Service and vehicle configuration was undetermined. Consequently, the vehicles were not tested in their exact operational set-up. To mitigate, the test team used surrogate weight for likely GFE equipment. Additionally, the test team worked closely with the integration team at SPAWAR in Charleston, SC, to retest as necessary once the GFE packages were determined for each vehicle.
Developmental Test C2 (DT-C2), shown in Figure 12, consisted of more in-depth automotive and particularly endurance testing, plus additional survivability testing.