4.1.1 Responsibility for compliance. All items shall meet
all requirements of sections 3 and 5. The inspections set forth
in this specification shall become a part of the contractor's
overall inspection system or quality program. The absence of any
inspection requirements in the specification shall not relieve the
contractor of the responsibility of ensuring that all products or
supplies submitted to the Government for acceptance comply with
all requirements of the contract. Sampling inspection, as part of
manufacturing operations, is an acceptable practice to ascertain
conformance to requirements, however, this does not authorize
submission of known defective material, either indicated or
actual, nor does it commit the Government to accept defective
4.1.2 General provisions. Unless otherwise specified
herein, the provisions of MIL-A-48078 apply and form a part of
this specification. Reference shall be made to MIL-STD-
109 to define quality assurance terms used herein.
4.2 Classification of inspection. The inspection
requirements specified herein are classified as follows:
First article inspection.
Quality conformance inspection.
4.3.1 Submission. The contractor shall submit a
qualification sample of 130,000 cartridges, as designated by the
contracting officer for evaluation in accordance with the
provisions specified below.
4.3.2 Qualification sample. The qualification sample shall
be of the same design as will be submitted for regular production.
It shall be manufactured using the same materials and processes as
will be used in normal production. Equipment utilized to
manufacture the qualification sample shall embody the process
techniques to be used in normal production. Qualification samples
shall not be custom made in such a way that causes the product
quality to be different than that which can be expected in normal
4.3.3 Inspections to be performed.
See Table 1.
inspections and tests may be required by the contract.