QUALITY ASSURANCE PROVISIONS
4.1 Responsibility for inspection.- Unless otherwise specified in the
contract or purchase order, the supplier is responsible for the performance
of all inspection requirements as specified herein. Except as otherwise
specified, the supplier may utilize his own facilities or any other facili-
ties suitable for the performance of the inspection requirements specified
herein, unless disapproved by the Government. 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.
4.1.1 General provisions.- The component and subassembly inspection
requirements of MIL-F-13926 form a part of the quality assurance provisions
of this specification, Definitions of inspection terms shall be as listed
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 three periscopes-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, includ-
ing packaging and packing, shall be obtained from the same source of supply
as used in regular production.
4.2.1 Government testinq.- 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 submitt a record of
this inspection with the sample, including certificates of conformance for
4.2.2 Contractor testinq.- When the contractor iS responsible for con-
ducting first article approval tests, the sample shall be inspected by the
contractor for all the requirements of the contract. The sample and a re-
cord 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.