c. Warranty Inspection.
(1) This is a detailed inspection conducted within the contractual warranty
period in accordance with acquisition contract criteria.
(2) A warranty inspection is performed at the first DoD destination to receive
the rations from the assembly contractor (excluding commercial contract warehouses).
(3) Ideally, warranty inspections will be conducted between five and six
months of the date of receipt at destination.
(4) Warranty inspections should not be performed on tray pack modules
assembled at defense depots.
(5) The quality assurance provisions and criteria of this Handbook are not to
be interpreted as contractual.
(6) The acquisition activity will provide lotting procedures, guidance on
sampling plans, tables of inspection, and other pertinent information needed by the
(7) For Air Force stocks, inspectors will contact the Air Force Services
Agency (HQ AFSVA/SVOHT). AFSVA will coordinate requests with DSCP and the
d. Inspection Prior to Sale or Shipment.
(1) These are inspections performed to detect obvious condition defects
and/or damages that have occurred since the last scheduled cyclic inspection (e.g.,
mishandling, water damage, and temperature abuse).
(2) If scheduled inspections are not current or have not been performed, a
more detailed inspection should be conducted at this time to preclude the movement of
e. Special Inspections.
(1) A special inspection will be performed when determined necessary
based on routine inspection findings, customer complaints, requests from Defense
Supply Center Philadelphia (DSCP), requests from the Military Services, or whenever
reasons exist for such an action.
(2) For UGR-A's, special inspections are only requested by Defense Supply
Center Philadelphia (DSCP) or the Accountable Officer.