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4.1.1  General provisions.- The component and subassembly inspection re-
quirements of MIL-F-13926 form a part of the Quality Assurance Provisions of
this specification. Definitions of inspection terms shall be as listed in
4.2 First article (initial production) approval.- The requirement for
first article approval and the responsibility (Government or contractor) for
first article testing shall be as specified in the contract. The sample for
first article approval tests shall consist of three (3) telescopes plus three
(3) each of all items covered by SQAP. The sample shall be manufactured in
the same manner, using the same materials, equipment, processes, and procedures
as used in regular production. All parts and materials, including packing
and packing, shall be obtained from the same source of supply as used in
regular production.
4.2.1 Government testing.- When the Government is responsible for con-
ducting 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 the requirements of the contract and submit a record of this
inspection with the sample, including certificates of cnformance formaterials.
4.2.2 Contractor testing.- When the contractor is responsible for con-
ducting 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 contractor's inspection.
4.3 Inspection provisions.
4.3.1 Submission of product.- Unless otherwise specified by the contracting
officer, inspection lot size, lot formation and presentation of lots shall be
in accordance with "Submission of Product" provisions of MIL-STD-105.
4.3.2 Examination and tests. Components and subassemblies.- All components and subassemblies
shall be inspected in accordance with the inspection provisions contained in
Supplementary Quality Assurance Provisions (SQAP) listed in the List of
Inspection Documents (IEL), when provided with the technical data package
(TDP). In the absence of SQAP's, the applicable Quality Assurance Provisions
of MIL-F-13926 shall apply. Final acceptance inspection.- subsequent to first article
approval, examination and tests related to Section 3 herein shall be per-
formed on a single defect (individual characteristic) basis in accordance
with MIL-STD-105 and the sampling plans specified in Table I herein.
Examination and tests for Packaging, Packing and Marking shall be in
accordance with MIL-P-14232 and Section 5 herein. The tabulated classifi-
cation of defects in Table I shall constitute the minimum inspection to
be performed by the supplier after first article approval and prior to
Government acceptance or rejection by item or lot.

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