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
sample for first article approval tests shall consist of 3 mounts plus 3
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, includ-
ing 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
conducting 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 for
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 Govern-
ment reserves the right to witness the contractor's inspection.
4.3 Inspection provisions.
4.3.1 Submission of product.- Unless otherwise specified by the
contracting officer, inspection lot size, lot formation and presentation
of lots shall be in accordance with "Submission of Product" provisions
4.3.2 Examination and tests.
220.127.116.11 Components and subassemblies.- All components and sub-
assemblies shall be inspected in accordance with the inspection provisions
contained in Supplementary Quality Assurance Provisions (SQAP) listed in
the technical data package (TDP). In the absence of SQAP's the applicalbe
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 defects
in Tables I, II and III shall constitute the minimum inspection to be per-
formed by the supplier after first article approval and prior to Govern-
ment acceptance or rejection by item or lot.