4.1.1 General provisions.- The component and subassembly inspection
requirements of MIL-F-13926 form a part of the quality assurance provis-
ions of this specification. Definitions of inspection terms shall be as
listed in MIL-STD-109.
4.2 First article (initial production) approval.- The requirement for
first article approval and the responsibility (Government or contractor)
for first article testing shall be as specified in the contract. The samp-
le for first article approval tests shall consist of three mounts plus
three each of all items covered by SQAP. The sample shall be manufactured
in the same manner, using the same materials, equipment, processes, and
procedures as used in regular production. All parts and materials, in-
cluding packaging and packing, shall be obtained from the same source of
supply as used in regular production.
4.2.1 Government testing. - When the Government is responsible for con-
ducting first article approval tests, the contractor, prior to submitting
the sample to the Government, shall inspect the sample to insure that it
conforms to all the requirements of the contract and submit a record of
this inspection with the sample, including certificates of conformance
4.2.2 Contractor testing.- When the contractor is responsible for
conducting first article approval tests, the sample shall be inspected
by the contractor for all the requirements of the contract. The sample
and a record of this inspection, including certificates of conformance
for materials shall be submitted to the Government for approval. The
Government reserves the right to witness the contractor's inspection.
4.3 Inspection provisions.
4.3.1 Submission of product.- Unless otherwise specified by the con-
tracting officer, inspection lot size, lot formation and presentation of
lots shall be in accordance with "Submission of Product" provisions of
4.3.2 Examination and tests.
18.104.22.168 Components and subassemblies.- All components and subassem-
blies shall be inspected in accordance with the inspection provisions con-
tained in Supplementary Quality Assurance Provisions (SQAP) listed in the
technical data package (TDP). In the absence of SQAP's, the applicable
Quality Assurance Provisions of MIL-F-13926 shall apply. Examination and
tests related to Section 3 herein shall be performed on a single defect
(individual characteristic) basis in accordance with MIL-STD-105 and the
sampling plans specified in Tables I, II and III herein. Examination and
tests for packaging, packing, and marking shall be in accordance with
MIL-P-14232 and Section 5 herein. The tabulated classification of de-
fects in Tables I, II and III shall constitute the minimum inspection
to be performed by the supplier after first article approval and prior