It’s the money – every penny on the price of fuel increases our fuel bill by £13M per annum The more fuel we need, the harder it is to do expeditionary warfare. All of the fuel has to be transported to where we want it. The bigger our logistic chain, the less agile we are. It increases cost. And it places soldiers at risk. The bottom picture shows how we get fuel to the front line at the moment – Combat Logistics Patrol tankers which are often driven through hostile environments – True cost of fuel to the frigate is therefore much higher as it includes the tanker’s procurement and operating costs The top picture illustrates that this argument is equally valid in the land domain – tankers in Afghanistan
RN/RFA is a military forceThe vessels are built of derivatives from civil /marine equipment - 99% of their time they will operate like a civilian ship.However; when needed they are expected tooperate in a hostile military environment, andtheir crews lives depend on their survivability.
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