3.9.3 Inspection. Inspect all welds with dye penetrant in accordance with MIL-I-6866. No
cracks are permissible. Workmanship specimens required by the applicable specifications shall be
approved by quality assurance representatives of the contracting activity.
4. QUALITY ASSURANCE PROVISIONS
4.1 Responsibility for inspection. Unless otherwise specified (see 6.2), the contractor is
responsible for the performance of all inspection requirements as specified herein. Except an
otherwise specified (see 6.2), the contractor may use his own or any other facilities suitable for
the performance of the inspection requirements specified herein, unless disapproved by the
Government. Inspection records and examinations and tests performed by the contractor shall be
kept complete and available to the Government for a period of 4 years following completion of
the contract. The Government reserves the right to perform any of the inspections set forth in this
specification where such inspections are deemed necessary to assure supplies and services
conform to prescribed requirements.
4.1.1 Component and material inspection. The contractor is responsible for ensuring that
components and materials used are manufactured, examined, and tested in accordance with
referenced specifications, standards, drawings, QAP, and tolerances as applicable.
4.2 Classification of inspections. Inspection shall be classified as follows:
Initial production inspection (see 4.3).
Quality conformance inspection (see 4.4).
Inspection comparison (see 4-6).
Inspection of packaging (see 4-7).
4.3 Initial production inspection. When specified (see 6.3), one or more initial production
kits from the first ten units being fabricated by production tooling will be selected by the
Government for examination and tests. These kits will be examined for the characteristics listed
in column 3 of table I and subjected to the test specified in column 3 of table II to determine
conformance to the requirements of this specification. The inspection will be performed by the
contractor at the contractor's location and witnessed by Government inspectors. Acceptance of
an initial production kit shall not exclude the remaining kits from the quality conformance
inspection and acceptance provisions specified in 4.4. In addition to any test specified as part of
the initial production test, the Government reserves the right to conduct any or all other tests
contained in this specification as part of the initial production test. Failure of such additional tests
shall have the same effect as failure of those tests specified as initial production tests.
4.3.1 Inspection failure. Failure of an initial production kit to meet any requirement specified
herein during, and as a result of, examination and tests specified in 4.3 and 4.4 shall be cause for
refusal by the Government to continue acceptance of production kits until evidence has been
provided by the contractor that corrective action has been taken to eliminate the deficiencies.