Accession Number:

ADA170448

Title:

Warranty Handbook.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jun 85-31 May 86,

Corporate Author:

ARINC RESEARCH CORP ANNAPOLIS MD

Report Date:

1986-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

109.0

Abstract:

Title 10, Section 2403, of the United States code requires that a warranty be included in procurement contracts for weapon systems. This has generated a great deal of concern from both military and industry. The nearly all-inclusive nature of the warranty law, imposed without much time for phase-in, has presented a severe challenge to the military contracting office, program office, and logistics community to serve and implement effective warranties at a reasonable price. Contractors face similar challenges They are now required to warrant 1 that delivered equipment conforms to the design and manufacturing requirements, 2 that the equipment is free from defects in materials and workmanship, and 3 that deployed systems will meet specified essential performance requirements. This handbook is designed to aid program managers of all the military services in meeting the requirements of the warranty law. The handbook addresses a wide range of topics, from warranty acquisition strategy, to development of terms and conditions, through planning for the operational phases.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE