4.4.1 Preproduction inspection. When specified (see 6.2), the preproduction sample shall
consist of one bulldozer kit. Preproduction inspection shall consist of inspection as specified in
4.4.2 Initial production inspection. Unless otherwise specified (see 6.2), the Government
shall select one bulldozer kit, from the first ten units produced under the production contract for
initial production inspection. Initial production units shall be inspected as specified in table II.
4.4.3 First article inspection failure. Test item deficiencies during, or as a result of, the first
article test, shall be cause for rejection of the items until evidence has been provided by the
contractor that corrective action has been taken to eliminate the deficiency. Any deficiency
found during, or as a result of the first article test, shall be evidence that all items already
produced prior to completion of the first article test are similarly deficient unless contrary
evidence satisfactory to the contracting officer is furnished by the contractor. Such deficiencies
on all items shall be corrected by the contractor. The Government shall not accept products until
first article testing is completed to the satisfaction of the Government.
TABLE II. Classification of inspections.
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