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  • covered system

    A DoD term that is intended to include all categories of systems or programs requiring Live Fire Test and Evaluation (LFT&E). A covered system means a system that the Director, Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E), acting for the Secretary of Defense (SECDEF), has designated for LFT&E oversight. These include, but are not limited to, the following categories: • Any major system within the meaning of that term in Title 10 U.S.C. § 2302(5) that is user-occupied and designed to provide some degree of protection to its occupants in combat, or • A conventional munitions program or missile program, or a conventional munitions program for which more than 1 million rounds are planned to be acquired (regardless of whether or not it is a major system), or • A covered system modification likely to affect significantly the survivability or lethality of such a system.

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