Q-route

Q-route

A system of preplanned shipping lanes in mined or potentially mined waters used to minimize the area the mine countermeasures commander has to keep clear of mines in order to provide safe passage for friendly shipping.
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Code 2 means you can fly routes with RNAV SIDs and/or STARs, and Code 3 means you can fly Q-route segments and/or pitch and catch points.
Kraken s AquaPix Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Sonar (InSAS) system renders seabed images with unprecedented image resolution as well as cost-effective and ultra-high resolution imagery that s ideal for mine countermeasures, Q-route surveys, wreck searches, cable/pipeline survey and a variety of other seabed imaging and surveillance missions.
The route is also defined as a Q-route or a T-route, such as "T-23.
Part of the purpose of T- and Q-routes is to reduce re-routes and delays in congested areas.