armed mine

armed mine

A mine from which all safety devices have been withdrawn and, after laying, all automatic safety features and/or arming delay devices have operated. Such a mine is ready to be actuated after receipt of a target signal, influence, or contact.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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