moored mine


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moored mine

A contact or influence-operated mine of positive buoyancy held below the surface by a mooring attached to a sinker or anchor on the bottom. See also mine.
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But the bottom-influence EM-11 and the EM-31 moored mine can also play havoc with surface craft.
A moored mine requires a large internal air space to make its case buoyant, which limits the amount of explosives it can contain.
This tedious activity required the PBMs to fly low and slow, close enough to detonate a moored mine with machine gunfire, but high enough to avoid the mine's explosion.
TYPE: Aircraft-laid, moored mine (MK-56); submarine-laid, magnetically-moored mine (MK-57).
9 million over four years with the Naval Sea Systems Command to assemble, inspect, integrate, and test A/N37U-1 moored mine clearing sets.
TYPE: Aircraft-laid, moored mine (MK-56) submarine-laid, magnetically-moored mine (MK 57)
The company continues its success in winning new contracts, such as the Navy contracts for moored mine clearing sets and Tomahawk missile engineering support, which were awarded in the third quarter and totaled more than $14 million," Bennett said.
NASDAQ/NMS:AATI) today announced that it had won contracts with the Navy for moored mine clearing sets and Tomahawk missile engineering support totaling $14.
Sonar 2093 is a variable-depth sonar system and is designed for the detection and classification of bottom and moored mines.
With a track record of reliability and performance across the globe, the system's high-resolution side-scan sonar detects, localizes and classifies both bottom and moored mines in real time at high area coverage rates.
By the next day six moored mines had been cut about 10 miles off Blyth and two more mines had exploded.