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Israel seeks military fuel from US

7th July 2020 - 14:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Israel is set to obtain about 990 million gallons of fuel from the US, under a potential FMS deal worth about $3 billion.

JP-8 aviation fuel, as well as diesel and unleaded gasoline for ground vehicles, are included in the proposal, announced by the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) on 6 July.

No vendors have been named yet, as they will be selected by the Defense Logistics Agency Energy division after a competitive tender.

This is the biggest FMS request ever from Israel for military-grade fuel, surpassing the previous deal in 2013 for 864 million gallons (costing $2.67 billion).

Israel used to be able to use some of its annual Foreign Military Financing aid budget to purchase fuel from the US. However, this is no longer allowed under the current 10-year MoU between the US and Israel on military aid between the two countries.

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