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MIL-A-81359{AS)
non-compliance with the above shall constitute cause for rejection and for equipment already
accepted by the Government, it shall be the obligation of the contractor to make necessary
corrections as approved by the procuring activity.
Initial Production Tests - One of the first ten production equipments shall
4.3
be selected and sent at the contracto's expense to a designated Government laboratory for
t e s t s .  This equipment shall be selected by the procuring activity after the equipment has
successfully passed all individual tests. The preproduction sample shall not be selected for
this test.
Scope of Tests - This equipment may be subjected to any and all tests the
4.3.1
procuring activity deems necessary to assure that the production equipment is equivalent to
the previously approved preproduction sample in design, construction, workmanship, per-
formance and quality and that it meets all applicable requirements.
4.3.2
Accessory Material - In addition to the complete equipment submitted for
initial production tests the contractor shall also submit such accessory material and data
necessary to test the equipment.
Initial Production Sample Approval - Approval of the initial production
4.3.3
sample shall be by the procuring activity upon satisfactory completion of all tests. Any
design, material or performance defect made evident during this test shall be corrected by
the contractor to the satisfaction of the procuring activity. Failure of the initial production
sample to pass any of the tests shall be cause for deliveries of equipment under the contract
to cease until proper corrective action is approved and accomplished. Corrective action
shall also be accomplished on equipment previously accepted when requested by the procuring
activity.
4.3.4
Reconditioning of Initial Production Test Sample - On completion of the
initial production test the equipment shall be reworked by the contractor by replacing all
wear or damaged items. After reworking, the contractor shall resubmit the equipment for
acceptance.
4.4
Acceptance Tests - The contractor shall furnish all samples and shall be
responsible for accomplishing the acceptance tests. All inspection and testing shall be under
the supervision of the government inspector. Contractors not having testing facilities satis-
factory to the procuring activity shall engage the service of a commercial testing laboratory
acceptable to the procuring activity. The contractor shall furnish test reports showing
quantitative results for all acceptance tests. Such reports shall be signed by an authorized
representative of the contractor or laboratory, as applicable. Acceptance or approval of
material during the course of manufacture shall not be construed as a guarantee of the
acceptance of the finished product. Acceptance tests shall consist of the following:
(1) Individual Tests
(2) Sampling Tests
(3) Reliability Assurance Tests
(4) Special Tests
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