Army engineer doctrine, as outlined in Standardization Agreement (STANAG) 2485, Countermine Operations
in Land, Warfare; STANAG 2036, Land Mine Laying,
Danish Army Brigadier General Henrik Sommer, Assistant Chief of Staff, Capability Engineering and Innovation Autonomous Systems, maintained that autonomous unmanned systems should lead to disruptive changes in the way forces operate, not only in dull, dirty and dangerous missions, such as countermine operations
, but as in a system of systems approach.
WASHINGTON: An ageing American naval ship converted into a "floating base" has arrived off the coast of Bahrain to support countermine operations
in the Gulf, the US Navy said yesterday.
Among the equipment not included in this article are: fixed-wing aircraft, vehicles used for countermine operations
and other specific missions, satellites, vessels and railroad locomotives.
But the Coast Guard has no capabilities--and perhaps even no desire--to conduct countermine operations
Also, in response to the Presidential directives, the Countermine Training Support Center (CTSC) was established in 1996 to provide conventional soldiers with training in mine awareness and countermine operations
In Earnest Will, though they were proficient in shipboard operations, neither the Navy nor Marine Corps could provide helicopters and crews for night, low-level countermine operations
that might involve engaging small boats.
On the next to last day of Company A's training, the students rotate through six stations (medical evacuation procedures, driving hazards/convoy operations, countermine operations
, mine awareness, and force protection skills).
The types of countermine operations
now being performed do not require the same proficiency in complex or combined arms breaches--let alone the emplacement of antitank mines--as the Engineer Regiment had 15 years ago.
Nevertheless, he added, "there is a broader need for this technology, other than for countermine operations
Unlike other areas of warfare, military countermine operations
have not benefited significantly from advances in technology during the past several decades.
Engineer solutions include physical measures to interdict threat forces, such as countermine operations
and emplacement of barriers, as well as command and control (C2) measures that can enhance our information dominance.