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Initial Operational Capability (IOC)

ARQM 016

DAU GLOSSARY DEFINITION

In general, attained when some units and/or organizations in the force structure scheduled to receive a system have received it and have the ability to employ and maintain it. The specifics for any particular system IOC are defined in that system's Capability Development Document (CDD) and updated CDD.

General Information

The Initial Capabilities Document (ICD) will most likely have timeframes to define IOC and the CDD will have timeframes and number of articles.