contractor shall document such proposals arid requests in accordance with the CDRL,
DD Form 1423 (see 6.2.2).
QUALITY ASSURANCE PROVISIONS
4.1 Responsibility for inspection. Unless otherwise specified in the contract
or purchase order, the supplier is responsible for the performance of all inspection
requirements as specified herein. Except as otherwise specified in the contract or
order, the supplier may use his own or any other facilities suitable for the per-
formance of the inspection requirements specified herein, unless disapproved by the
Government. The Government reserves the right to perform any of the inspections set
forth in the specification where such inspections are deemed necessary to assure
that supplies and services conform to prescribed requirements.
4.1.1 Interim test plans and procedures. The interim test plans and procedures
used for conducting first article testing and quality conformance testing shall be
prepared by the contractor and made available to the acquiring activity in ac-
cordance with the CDRL, DD Form 1423 (see 6.2.2) for approval 60 days prior to the
start of testing. The test details, such as fixture design, performance character-
istics to be measured, failure criteria, sensor type and location, instrumentation
description, test facility description etc., shall be part of the test procedures
described in the respective test plans.
4.1.2 Interim test data and reports. All interim test data and test results/
analysis shall be made available to the acquiring activity in accordance with the
CTRL, DD Form 1423 (see 6.2.2). Test reports shall be prepared in accordance with
MIL-STD-831. The data required by this specification and its subordinate specifi-
cations and standards has been requested in order to enable the Government acquiring
activity to assess the conformance of the proposed crashworthy helicopter cabin seat
system to the requirements of 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 399, 3.10, 3.11, 3.12,
4.4 (4.6) and 4.5 of this specification.
4.2 Inspection conditions. Unless otherwise specified, all inspections shall
be performed under ambient environmental conditions.
4.3 Classification of inspections. The inspections specified herein are clas-
sified as follows:
First article inspection (see 4.4).
Quality conformance inspection (see 4.5).
* 4.4 First article inspection. The first article inspection shall consist of all
the examinations and tests specified under 4.6. Four seats of each type, class and
size are required for these examinations and tests as a minimum. The contractor
shall be responsible for preparation of a detailed "first article inspection test
plan" which shall be delivered to the acquiring activity for approval. In addition,
a complete report of the test results shall be submitted to the acquiring activity.
In the event of any failure during the first article inspection test phase, the
contractor shall be responsible for any redesign, rework and retest of the seats.
Complete retests shall not be required providing the contractor can show that the
seat changes in no way effect the result of prior tests. Successful completion of
these tests shall not relieve the contractor of the responsibility of correcting any
subsequent discovered deficiency or discrepancy in the seat.