Indian Air Force Partners With IOCL To Launch 'Fleet Card' To Speed Up IAF Convoy Movements
Indian Air Force in collaboration with Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) has taken a leap forward in fuel supply chain management by introducing a ‘Fleet Card - Fuel on Move' for its varied fleet of vehicles, an official release said on Monday (28 March).
This innovative initiative taken by the Indian Air Force provides a paradigm shift to the logistics management of fuel.
‘Fleet Card', the energy security for IAF vehicles on move, was launched by the Air Chief Marshal V R Chaudhari, Chief of Air Staff at Headquarters Western Air Command, Subroto Park on Monday in the presence of Air Marshal S Prabhakaran, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Air Command and S M Vaidya Chairman IOCL, said a Defence Ministry release.
According to the ministry, the Western Air Command headquarters was earmarked as lead agency in the implementation and execution of this innovative concept of "Fuel on Move".
Availability of Fleet Card will permit the convoy to refuel at any IOCL fuel stations thus increasing the pace of movement and reducing the lead time for readiness at operational locations across the nation.
The IAF chief complimented team Western Air Command (WAC) and IOCL for this initiative that has enhanced the operational preparedness and capability of the air force, the ministry said.
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