The Royal Navy (RN) and the US Navy have signed agreement allowing the U.S. Navy access to two landfills in Scotland.
The new fuel storage agreement includes two key landfills in Scotland – Campbelltown and Loch Striven.
Both depots already support the Royal Navy’s (RFA) support service and RN operations.
The initial duration of the agreement is five years and includes an automatic five-year extension.
The extension period will allow for revisions, further strengthening of international cooperation and allied operations in the North Atlantic and Far North regions.
The agreement will allow RN to purchase, supply, store and issue bunker and cargo fuel in both warehouses on behalf of the US Navy and the Military Maritime Command (MSC).
The analogue of the RFA, MSC is a key support and supply to the US Navy.
In addition to supplying US and MSC ships, the Campbeltown and Loch Striven landfills will continue to store and dispense RN and RFA ships.
Landfills will continue to provide naval forces to other allied nations.
The Anglo-American agreement demonstrates close logistical cooperation between the RN and the US Navy, supporting the Interoperability and Integration Agreement signed by London and Washington.
The Petroleum and Pipeline Agency, which manages the naval oil storage depots, CEO Adrian Jackson, said: 44 for US.
“Last year, several visits were made with representatives of the US Navy and they portend future strong and reciprocal professional relationships. We expect a long and fruitful relationship. “