British troops at forward operating bases and other outposts in Afghanistan now have fast access to fuel for generators and other equipment, due to the development of flexible air-transportable containers that resemble huge circular bladders. The Air Portable Fuel Container Mk 5 was designed and fabricated by GKN Aerospace of Portsmouth, England, in a five-year, £2 million ($3.1 million) deal with the U.K. Defense Ministry. The containers are made of rubber and DuPont's Kevlar aramid ...
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