The Government reserves the right to perform any of the inspections set
forth in the specification where such inspections are deemed necessary to
assure supplies and services conform to prescribed requirements.
4.2 Quality assurance terms and definitions. Quality assurance terms
and definitions used herein are in accordance with MIL-STD-109.
4.3 Classification of inspection. The inspection requirements speci-
fied herein are classified as follows:
a. First article inspection (see 4.4).
b. Quality conformance inspection (see 4.5).
4.4 First article inspection. The first article (initial production
unit(s)) shall be submitted for inspection in accordance with the contract
(see 6.1). The first article shall be representative of the production
processes to be used during quantity production. The first article shall
be subjected to the quality conformance inspection specified herein and
such other inspection as is necessary to determine compliance with the
requirements of the contract.
4.5 Quality conformance inspection.
18.104.22.168 Component parts and concurrent repair parts. Examination
of component parts and concurrent repair parts shall be as specified in
the contract (see 6.1). The contractor's examination of these parts shall
be prior to assembly into the end item or submission for acceptance as
4,5,1,2 Mounts. Each mount shall be examined as specified below.
Each step in the examination shall include a visual examination for
proper cleaning and presence of the specified protective coating and to
determine the general quality, completeness of manufacture, assembly,
and workmanship. Tme examination provisions shall be applied at the
earliest practical point in manufacture at which it is feasible to inspect
for acceptance without risk of change in the characteristic by subsequent
operations. Reinspection of these characteristics on the completed
product is not required provided assurance exists that the characteristic
has not been changed, degraded or damaged by subsequent manufacturing,
assembly or handling and that adequate inspection records are maintained.
Mounts failing to meet the requirements shall be rejected.