AAC Services Offered
Capability Production Document (CPD)
Upon completion of EMDD, the PM delivers a Capability Production Document which addresses the production elements specific to a single increment of an acquisition program. The primary objective of the CPD is to describe the actual performance of the weapon system that will go into production. The primary difference between a CPD and a CDD is that the CPD is informed by the lessons learned during the development process. The JROC objective in approving the CPD is to ensure that the weapon system being delivered meets the needs originally defined in the ICD at an affordable cost. If the weapon system does not meet all of the threshold levels for the KPPs, the JROC will assess whether or not the weapon system remains operationally acceptable. AAC engineers assist PMs in rewriting this document for each increment in an evolutionary acquisition program. This includes refining Key Performance Parameters (KPP), performance attributes, and cost and engineering estimates.
The approved CPD becomes the basis for the MDA decision to approve low rate initial production (LRIP) of the system at Milestone C.