(This section contains information of a general or explanatory nature that may be helpful but is not
6.1 Intended use. The initiator assembly is used in conjunction with other propellant actuated devices
in Aircrew Emergency Escape Systems.
6.2 Acquisition requirements. Acquisition documents must specify the following:
a. Title, number, and date of this specification
b. Issue of DODISS to be cited in the solicitation and, if required, the specific issue of individual
documents referenced (see 2.1.1 and 2.1.2)
c. If first article inspection is required (see 3.1 and 6.3)
d. The responsible inspection activity (see 4.1)
e. Any special instruction requirements (see 4.3)
f. Level of packing and marking (see 5.1)
6.3 First article. When a first article inspection is required, the contracting officer should provide
specific guidance to offerors that the items should be a first article sample. The first article should consist of
5 metal parts assemblies, 9 sets of unassembled parts, 1 set of unassembled parts without plating or final
protective finish, and 50 shear pins. The contracting officer should also include specific instructions in
acquisition documents regarding arrangements for examination, approval of first article test results, and
disposition of first articles. Invitations for bids should provide that the Government reserves the right to waive
the requirement for samples for first article inspection to those bidders offering a product which has been
previously acquired or tested by the Government, and that bidders offering such products, who wish to rely
on such production or test, must furnish evidence with the bid that prior Government approval is presently
appropriate for the pending contract. Bidders should not submit alternate bids unless specifically requested
to do so in the solicitation.
6.4.1 Mechanical failure. Mechanical failure is any deformation or breakage of a part, the occurrence
of which is other than a design function.
6.5 Subject term (keyword) listing.
Ejection systems, aircrew
Emergency escape systems, aircrew
Escape systems, aircrew
Life-saving systems, aircrew