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.
9 million over four years with the Naval Sea Systems Command to assemble, inspect, integrate, and test A/N37U-1 moored mine clearing sets.
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.
TYPE: Aircraft-laid, moored mine (MK-56); submarine-laid, magnetically-moored mine (MK-57).
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.
TYPE: Aircraft-laid, moored mine (MK-56) submarine-laid, magnetically-moored mine (MK 57)
Sonar 2093 is a variable-depth sonar system and is designed for the detection and classification of bottom and moored mines.
By the next day six moored mines had been cut about 10 miles off Blyth and two more mines had exploded.
In 1991, it took the US-led allies 51 days, from 1 March to 20 April, to clear 1,157 moored mines laid by the Iraqis off Kuwait--three of which hit two US warships.