APU Advantages of Acquiring Systems from Foreign Nations Discussion

– In a Joint T&E acquisition program, who designates the lead Operational Test Agency (OTA) and what are some of the OTA’s roles and responsibilities?

– What are some of the advantages of acquiring systems from foreign nations under the Foreign Comparative Test (FCT) Program?

– What are some advantages/disadvantages in utilizing Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) items during the acquisition T&E process?


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