Austria receives fuel dispensing racks
The Austrian armed forces has taken delivery of 20 mobile fuel dispensing racks from WEW, the company announced on 17 May.
The Heavy Vehicle Module-Fuel (HVM-F) units will be used to transport, store and dispense both diesel and kerosene. Trials and training, including maintenance training, has already been carried out and the racks have entered service.
The 10,000l rack is equipped with an integral, self-driven pumping system, to allow fuel dispensing to begin within minutes of the system arriving on site. Equipped with ISO locking features, the units are designed to be deployed using the flexible Demountable Rack Offload and Pickup System (DROPS) or to be transported by road, rail, air or sea.
The self-bunded tank is a specially-designed and patented low-profile format to maximise vehicle stability during high-mobility off-road operations.
Over 2,000 HVM-F and its water-dispensing counterpart, the HVM-W, have been delivered to operating theatres including Iraq, Afghanistan and Mali since 2004.
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