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The Government is seeking capability statements from potential sources that can provide methanol water to Creech AFB, NV. The methanol water shall contain 54-62% water by volume and 38-46% methanol by volume with a flash point of 52 degrees Fahrenheit. The method of shipment will be via 55 gallon drums in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations. The estimated quantity will be 20-55 gallon drums per month.
originally posted by: ANNED
Likely this will be used as a booster fuel on the new MQ-9 Reaper Extended Range (ER) versions.
These aircraft carry external fuel tanks, the heavy-weight landing gear, a new fuel management system which ensures fuel and thermal balance among external tank, wing, and fuselage fuel sources, and an Alcohol Water Injection (AWI) system which shortens the required runway takeoff length;