4. 2.1 Government testing. When the Government is responsible
for conducting 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 requirements of the contract and
submit a record of this inspection, with the sample, including
certificates of conformance for materials.
4.2.2 Contractor testing.
When the contractor is responsible
for conducting first article approval tests, the sample shall be
inspected by the contractor for all the requirements of the contract.
The sample and a record 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
Examination and tests.
4.3.1 Cornponents and subassemblies. All components and
subassemblies shall be inspected in accordance with the inspection
provisions contained in Quality Assurance Provisions (QAP) listed in
the technical data package (TDP). In the absence of QAP's, the
applicable Quality Assurance Provisions of MIL-F-13926 shall apply.
4.3.2 Final acceptance inspection. Subsequent to first article
approval, examination and tests related to Section 3 herein shall be
performed. The tabulated classification of defects in Tables I and
II shall Constitute the minimum inspection to be performed by the
supplier after first article approval and
acceptance or rejection by item
4.3.3 Classification of characteristics. Quality conformance
examinations and tests are specified in the following Classification
of Characteristics paragraph. The contractor's quality program or
detailed inspection system shall provide assurance of compliance of
all characteristics with the applicable drawing and specification
requirements utilizing as a minimum the conformance criteria
4.3.4 Alternative inspection provisions. Alternative
inspection procedures, methods, or equipment, such as statistical
process control, tool control, other types of sampling procedures,
etc. , may be used by the contractor when they provide, as a minimum,
the level of quality assurance required `by the provisions specified
herein. Prior to applying such alternative procedures, methods, or
equipment, the contractor shall describe them in a written proposal
submitted to the procuring contracting officer for evaluation and
approval by the Government. When required, the contractor shall
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