QinetiQ has secured a two-year contract extension worth £7m to continue the provision of technical support to the MOD’s Defence Fuels Group (DFG) for fuels and lubricants.
The core of the contract is to provide, through a team of industry recognised experts, consultancy and support to the MOD on all matters relating to fuels, lubricants and their use, including laboratory analysis of samples to ensure the military’s fuel is fit for use. A dedicated 24/7 call-out service is also part of the service provision, to instigate defect investigations and provide immediate operational support.
In addition to providing support for current in-service fuels and lubricants, the QinetiQ team will assist the MOD in developing policy for the sustainable use of fuel and undertake research into the future use of fuels within the military, including bio-fuels, synthetic fuels and fuels for special applications. Where appropriate it will also identify and support cost savings through the reduction of MOD product inventory, and will look to develop novel methods to quickly, accurately and safely test fuel in the laboratory and on the battlefield.