* Production Qualification Test
(October 2009 to January 2010)--This will verify specification compliance and uncover deficiencies at the system level, to ensure that technical risks have been minimized.
Lack of clearly defined test requirements in the LSI contract has resulted in considerable debate between the LSI contractor and independent government agencies with regard to who has control over conducting the preproduction and production qualification tests
. The LSI claims they have control over conducting the tests based on their interpretation of the contract, and the government test organizations claim that they have statutory rights over independent testing.
Lockheed Martin and the US Army recently conducted the third and fourth successful production qualification tests
(PQT) of the Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) rocket at White Sands Missile Range.