UK Ministry of defence (MoD) has awarded four year contracts to the UK based survival equipment specialists BCB International for the supply of their new operational ration cooker and fuel. This after six months of laboratory and field testing. In the independent test conducted for the military, FireDragon was not only the fuel most liked by the soldiers but also performed the best in laboratory performance.
It is also the most eco-friendly solid fuel available anywhere
in the world today.
The contract marks a move away from hexamine fuel which the MoD supplied to troops for over forty years for cooking in the field. Hexamine was a potentially dangerous and outdated substance which was made outside the UK.
As BCB’s Managing Director, Andrew Howell, explained the fuel had to meet the MoD’s robust and rigorous requirements: “The MoD were looking for a solution that amongst other things was lightweight, could boil 500ml of water in under 11 minutes, was easy to light and extinguish, burned cleanly and is easily transportable. Our solution which includes a new folding cooker and a fuel pack weighs less than 300g and the FireDragon fuel will boil 500ml of water in under 8 minutes.