Counterfeit Materiel; Assuring Acquisition of Authentic and Conforming Materiel
This SAE Standard standardizes practices to:
a. maximize availability of authentic materiel,
b. procure materiel from reliable sources,
c. assure authenticity and conformance of procured materiel, including methods such as certification, traceability, testing and inspection appropriate to the commodity/item in question,
d. control materiel identified as fraudulent/counterfeit,
e. and report suspect or confirmed fraudulent/counterfeit materiel to other potential users and Authority Having Jurisdiction.
Rationale: AS6174A corrects a significant error in the standard’s material traceability requirement and makes compliance with this standard’s material traceability feasible. It modifies the materiel traceability procurements requirements in 3.1.2.c, 3.1.2.f, and 3.1.6. AS6174A also establishes precedence and provision for use of slash sheet documents.