Initial Operational Capability
IOC = Initial Operating Capability
- IOC is the year when a craft or vehicle initially becomes operational and begins mainstream manufacturing after the trial and prototype phases.
- Please see the related AAB article: QREBS
Similar terms exist amongst the many other sophont societies of Charted Space. Records of ships that never were in service with the Imperium, or had significant operational history prior to use by the Imperium, may record an initial operating capacity with whatever polity they were first used by. 
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