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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 053-99
February 09, 1999

DOT&E RELEASES ANNUAL REPORT

The Department of Defense Director of Operational Test and Evaluation, Philip E. Coyle, announced today the release of his 1998 Annual Report to the Congress and the Secretary of Defense. The report describes the operational and live fire testing performed on 160 military systems in 1998 and provides an assessment of the contribution each weapon system makes to Joint Vision 2010, the conceptual framework for how U.S. forces will fight in the future.

The report reviews the state of test and evaluation capability within the Department and makes recommendations for investment at major test and training ranges. The report is on the worldwide web at www.dote.osd.mil.