4.1.1 Responsibility for compliance. All items shall meet
all requirements of Sections 3 and 5. The inspection 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
4.1.2 General provision. Unless otherwise specified herein,
the provisions of MIL-W-63150 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 (see 4.3) .
Quality conformance inspection (see 4.4).
4.3 First article inspection.
4.3.1 Submission. The contractor shall submit a first
article sample as designated by the Contracting Officer for
evaluation in accordance with provisions of 4.3.2. The first
article sample shall be representative of the production pro-
cesses to be used during quantity production. Unless otherwise
specified, the pilot pack (see 5.1) shall include all the
examinations and tests of MIL-P-116 including the comparability
requirements of MIL-I-8754.
4.3.2 Inspections to be performed. As determined by the
Government, the first article assemblies, components and test
specimens may be subjected to any or all of the examinations and
tests specified in this detail specification and be inspected for
compliance with any or all requirements of the applicable