strategic reserve


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strategic reserve

[strə′tē·jik ri′zərv]
(ordnance)
That quantity of material which is placed in a particular geographic location due to strategic considerations or in anticipation of major interruptions in the supply distribution system; it is over and above the stockage objective.
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The onus of setting up a strategic reserve facility was on the government, stated Khan.
Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of Dewa, said the Dubai project was not merely a strategic reserve to ensure water security, but made economic sense.
As a result the industry now has access to a high performing battery cell technology that is at the heart of power storage systems that can deliver a strategic reserve of up to 32MW in less than 30ms, such as the one installed in 2009 by NEC Energy Solutions at their Los Andes project in Chile.
The strategic reserve is one of the measures to head off an imminent power crisis after the forced showdown of nuclear reactors Doel 3 and 4, and Tihange 2 due to cracks in the reactor vessels.
Meanwhile, other experts are arranging for water supply from the SWCC's strategic reserve, Al-Otaibi said.
The US strategic reserve is 7,400 million barrels, and the US can quickly reduce this to 600 million.
The UAE and Western Australia delegation discussed the possibility of cooperation in building a strategic reserve of wheat for the whole region and emphasised the importance of implementing measures to boost partnership in various areas including livestock production with the aim of increasing the supply of meat from Australia to the UAE to meet growing requirement, especially during Ramadan.
Several new and on-going initiatives are already solidifying the Reserve as first and foremost a strategic reserve that also provides an operational, combat-ready force or operational reserve.
While the current high operational tempo of the RC is commonly cited as a shift from a more traditional strategic reserve to an operational one, the difference between the two is not clear or even exclusive.
The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has selected Sentry BioPharma Services to store and distribute flu vaccine to support its national strategic reserve.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plans to award a contract for the storage of flu vaccine manufactured by Sanofi Pasteur, Novartis and Medimmune to be used as a CDC Strategic Reserve.

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