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U.S. ARMY TARDEC Fuels & Lubricants Research Facility


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For more than 50 years, the U.S. Army TARDEC Fuels and Lubricants Research Facility, located on the grounds of Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in San Antonio has maintained a strong working relationship with the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) in Warren, Mich. The U.S. Army TARDEC facility in San Antonio is a government-owned contractor-operated (GOCO) facility. The contractor, SwRI, offers a variety of contractual arrangements to both government agencies and commercial companies including:

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For additional information, contact the Business Development Office, Southwest Research Institute, P.O. Drawer 28510, San Antonio, Texas 78228-0510, or call (210) 522-2122, or by fax at (210) 522-3496.

For more information about the TARDEC Facility at SwRI, contact Gary Bessee at or (210) 522-6941.














Contact Information

Gary Bessee

U.S. Army TARDEC Fuels & Lubricants Research Facility

(210) 522-6941

Related Terminology

fuel research

lubricant research


government-owned contractor-operated



fire resistant technology

biodiesel fuel technology

hydrogen technology

filtration and fine particle technology

synthetic jet fuel

fuel nozzles

fuels and fluids

fuel and lubricant


aviation fuel filters

independent research lab

Related Links

Fuels and Lubricants Technology Department




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Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®), headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is a multidisciplinary, independent, nonprofit,

applied engineering and physical sciences research and development organization with 9 technical divisions.

August 07, 2014