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Definition of Initial operational capability

Initial operational capability Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
The first attainment of the capability to employ effectively a weapon, item of equipment, or system of approved specific characteristics that is manned or operated by an adequately trained, equipped, and supported military unit or force. Also called IOC.
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )
Initial operational capability Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Initial operating capability or Initial operational capability (IOC) is the state achieved when a capability is available in its minimum usefully deployable form. The term is often used in government or military procurement.

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