4.2.1 Component and Material Inspection. The supplier is responsible for in-
suring that components and materials used are manufactured, inspected and
tested in accordance with referenced specifications and standards.
4.2.2 Disassembly Inspection. The first article grips failing a performance
test shall be disassembled in the presence of a Government representative.
Each disassembled part shall be inspected in detail for compliance with
this specification and the referenced drawings in regard to materials, di-
mensions, and tolerances. Parts not complying with such requirements shall
4.3 Classification of Inspection.
Inspections shall be classified as
Quality of conformance
Inspection of preparation for delivery
4.4 First Article Inspection.
4.4.1 First article. The five test articles selected as specified in 3.1
shall be individually inspected as specified in 4.6, and then subjected to
the tests as described in 4.7.2 thru 220.127.116.11 in the sequence specified in
4.4.2 First Article Acceptance. Assembly of hardware produced/procured
for the end item under contract, and production/procurement of parts for
the assembly shall not proceed, except as authorized by the procuring
contracting officer, until first article tests per 4.4.1 have been success-
4.4.3 Test Report. The contractor shall prepare a first article test re-
report in accordance with MIL-STD-831 (see 6.3). The test report shall be
submitted to the procuring activity for approval (see 6.2f).
4.5 Quality Conformance Inspection. Sample grip assemblies from pro-
duction lots shall be subjected to quality conformance inspections as pre-
scribed in 4.6.1, 4.7.2 and 4.7.3.
4.5.1 Critical Defects. Defects exposed in 4.6.1, Examinations 1, 2 and 3
and in 4.7.2 and 4.7.3 are established as critical defects.
4.5.2 Major Defects. Defects exposed in 4.6.1, Examinations 101 and 107
are established as major defects.