4.2 Classification of inspections. The inspection
requirements specified herein are classified as follows:
a. First article inspection (see 4.3) .
b.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 examinatlons and
tests specified in this detail specification and be inspected for
compliance with any or all requirements of the applicable
4.3.3 Rejection. If any assemblycomponent or test
specimen fails to comply with any of the applicable requirements,
the first article sample shall be rejected. The Government
reserves the right to terminate inspection upon any failure of an
assembly, component or test specimen to comply with any of the
4.4.1 Inspection lot formation. The term "inspection lot"
is defined as a homogeneous collection of units of product from
which a representative sample is drawn or which is inspected 100
percent to determine conformance with applicable requirements.
Units of product selected for inspection shall respresent only the
inspection lot from which they are drawn and shall not be con-
strued to represent any prior or subsequent quantities presented
for inspection. Homogeneity shall be considered to exist pro-
vided the inspection lot has been produced by one manufacturer,
in one unchanged process, using the same materials and methods
in accordance with the same drawings, same drawing revisions,
same specifications and same specification revisions. All