improving its battery system as a whole. Ordnance
equipment includes gun battery, gunfire control,
guided-missile fire-control, and underwater battery
COMBAT SYSTEMS OPERATIONAL
The combat systems operational readiness exam-
ination (CSORE) is an evaluation conducted in three
phases by the ships IUC to determine the material
readiness, personnel training level, and logistics sup-
port of the installed combat systems.
COMBAT SYSTEMS POST-OVERHAUL
The combat systems post-overhaul examination
(CSPOE) is an evaluation of the combat systems
readiness and training of the ship. It provides prereq-
uisite testing and preparation for CSSQTs, WSATs,
and RFT; evaluates equipment readiness and the
ability of the ships force to light-off, operate, and
maintain equipment; and assesses the combat sys-
tems technical training.
COMBAT SYSTEMS SHIP
The combat systems ship qualification trials
(CSSQTs) is a series of comprehensive tests and
trials designed to show that the equipment and
systems included in the CSSQT program meet
combat systems requirements. It also provides
training and familiarization to ship personnel in
maintaining and operating installed equipment,
identifies design problems, and determines deficien-
cies in support elements (i.e., documentation, logis-
tics, test equipment, or training).
OVERALL COMBAT SYSTEMS
The overall combat systems operability test
(OCSOT) is a level-1 PMS test designed to provide
the commanding officer with an operational assess-
ment of the total combat systems.
COMBAT SYSTEMS IMPROVEMENT
The numbered combat systems improvement
program (CSIP) advisories are used by the type com-
mander (TYCOM) to pass on to units lessons
learned, recommendations, and specific guidance on
combat systems requirements.
COMBAT SYSTEMS INTEGRATED
The combat systems integrated test plan (CSITP)
consists of detailed procedures for conducting all
combat system tests through the systems level during
overhaul. For further information on the CSITP, refer
to Combat Systems Test and Certifiction Manual,
COMBAT SYSTEMS TEST
The combat systems test coordinator (CSTC) is
the ships representative to the combat systems test
task group. The CSTC is responsible for coordinating
all testing with the shipyard and for ensuring that all
testing is completed and involves the full ships force.
The CSTOM assigns to the ships electronics
readiness team (SERT) the responsibility for main-
taining on-line combat systems readiness. Adminis-
tratively, the SERT reports to the systems testing
officer (STO), who, in turn, reports to the combat
systems officer (CSO)/weapons officer.
If your ship has a SERT, the discussion in this
subsection should help you understand its purpose. If
your ship does not yet have a SERT, you may wish
to use some of the SERTs procedures within your
area of responsibility. See figure 4-2.