regard to materials, dimensions, tolerances, and workmanship. Parts not complying with such
requirements shall be rejected and shall be cause for rejection of the first article mounting kit
components. Reassembly with replacement parts shall be the responsibility of the supplier.
4.1.3 Parts and components. Upon fabrication, parts and components shall be inspected for
compliance with the referenced specifications, standards, drawings, and tolerances as shown on
4.1.4 Inspection equipment. Unless otherwise specified in the contract, the contractor is
responsible for the provision and maintenance of all inspection equipment necessary to assure that
supplies and services conform to contract requirements. Inspection equipment must be capable of
repetitive measurements to an accuracy of 10 percent of the measurement tolerance. Calibration
of inspection equipment shall be in accordance with MIL-STD-45662, Notice 3.
4.2 Classification of inspections. The inspection requirements specified herein are classified
First article inspection (see 4.3).
Quality conformance inspection (see 4.4).
Inspection comparison (see 4.6).
Inspection of packaging (see 4.7).
4.3 First article inspection. One or more first article kits from the first five units being
fabricated by production tooling shall be examined for compliance with the drawings and in
accordance with 4.5.1 to determine conformance to the requirements of this specification. Each
first article kit shall be tested in accordance with 188.8.131.52.
4.3.1 Inspection failure. Failure of a first article kit to meet any requirement specified herein
during the examination specified in 4.3 shall be cause for rejection of the first article mounting kit
and shall be cause for refusal by the Government to accept production kits until evidence has been
provided by the contractor that corrective action has been taken to eliminate the deficiencies.
Correction of such deficiencies shall be accomplished by the contractor at no cost to the
Government on mounting kit components previously accepted and produced under the contract.
Any deficiencies found as a result of the first article inspection will be considered prima-facie
evidence that all kits accepted prior to the completion of first article inspection are similarly
deficient, unless evidence to the contrary is furnished by the contractor and such evidence is
acceptable to the Government.
4.4 Quality conformance inspection.
4.4.1 Sampling. Sampling for examination shall be in accordance with MIL-STD-105.