The Protective Group has a strong history of taking concepts from Systems Requirement Review (SRR) through to Critical Design Review (CDR) into Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP). LRIP is intended to result in:
- Completion of manufacturing development in order to ensure adequate and efficient manufacturing capability
- Produce the minimum quantity necessary to provide production or production-representative articles for Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E)
- Establish an initial production base for the system
- Permit orderly increase in the production rate for the system, sufficient to lead to Full-Rate Production (FRP) upon successful completion of operational and live fire testing.