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CONNECTORS SAE AS81659
assembly plant, or distributor as applicable, is also
PURPOSE AND SCOPE.
included in the back of the QPL. The component
2. This Work Package (WP) covers all connectors
specification will identify the appropriate quality
assurance provisions such as QPL, First Article
Specification SAE AS81659. It includes: power,
testing, or user verified test results. NAVAIR
Patuxent River (http://www.navair.navy.mil/qpl/) now
thermocouple, coaxial contacts and all associated
has an operational website where the latest QPL
tooling and accessories.
revision can be accessed, along with all outstanding
QPL change letters as they are written. This enables
SPECIFICATION UPDATES (ASSIST SEARCH).
all users to have access to the latest procurement
4. The most up to date government specifications
information without relying on the publication of a
and Qualified Products Lists (QPLs) can be obtained
new QPL revision. When the QPL is revised, all
from the Quick Search section of the ASSIST website
outstanding QPL change letters are incorporated in
the latest revision.
standards can be obtained through a license with a
document service such as Information Handling
Services (IHS) or purchased individually from the
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).
8. Military specifications are in transition to non-
government standards. The Society of Automotive
QUALIFIED PRODUCTS LIST (QPL).
Engineers (SAE), will become the preparing activity
and the Navy will adopt the documents. The drawing
6. The Qualified Products List (QPL) is a list of
number prefix will change from MS to AS. During
products which have met the qualification
this transition period specifications may be in multiple
requirements stated in the applicable specification.
types (i.e. MIL-C, MIL-DTL, MIL-PRF, etc.). Most
These requirements include appropriate product
of these specifications may be obtained at the
identification and performance/testing parameters.
"Defense Standardization Program" web site
The list contains the government part number and the
(http://www.dsp.dla.mil/). This will not affect the part
manufacturer's part number. The name of the
numbers as they will continue to maintain the same
manufacturer, office and manufacturing plant address,
CAGE (Commercial and Government Entity) code,