mine warfare


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mine warfare

The strategic, operational, and tactical use of mines and mine countermeasures. Mine warfare is divided into two basic subdivisions: the laying of mines to degrade the enemy's capabilities to wage land, air, and maritime warfare; and the countering of enemy-laid mines to permit friendly maneuver or use of selected land or sea areas. Also called MIW.
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John Neagley, program executive officer for littoral combat ships, said across the future years defense program, his portfolio has about $4 billion dedicated to mine warfare.
Mine warfare requirements consider technology allowing maritime SOF to detect and engage sea mines with improved detection sensors, automatic target recognition, computer-aided detection and computer aided classification, real-time data transfer of high definition sonar data, and beyond-line-of-sight communications.
Navy and the nation, as the service struggles to articulate, and to muster the necessary backing for, mine warfare (MIW) strategies, programs, capabilities, and capacities.
It has built or converted specialized craft for a variety of purposes, including support of submersibles and submarines, special warfare, testing of mine warfare systems, torpedo countermeasures and more.
It has built or converted specialised craft for a variety of purposes, including support of submersibles and submarines, special warfare, testing of mine warfare systems, torpedo countermeasures and more.
THE Maoists have set in motion an audacious strategy to ramp up violence in the Red Zone, including the mobilisation of militias on a vast scale, intensification of mine warfare and building communes within jails where large numbers of Naxalites are incarcerated.
HMS Atherstone has a modern, British-made, mine disposal system and around 45 staff, including highly trained divers, weapon engineers and mine warfare specialists.
His operational appointments included as Commanding Officer of Mine Counter Measure Ship PNS Mujahid and fleet Tanker PNS Nasr, as Commander 10th Patrol Craft Squadron and Commander 9th Auxiliary and Mine Warfare Squadron.
Royal Navy captain Andrew Elvin, deputy commander of Taskforce 52 and captain of UK mine warfare, said there was always an interest in mine warfare as it competed with other priorities and projects.
Heading the new division is the Royal Navy's recognised AUV authority, former Senior Mine Warfare Officer and Officer in Command Fleet Unmanned Underwater Vehicles Richard Hill, who joins Modus after 30 years in the service.
The aviation communities of the Army and Air Force demonstrate a similar lack of focus on the deployment of land mines in support of countermobility operations, yet it remains a nostrum among doctrine writers that mine warfare is countermobility.
The former Astley Community High School pupil is a mine warfare rating, specialising in operating the ship's sophisticated sonar equipment and unmanned underwater vehicle known as "Seafox".