will generally slow down the discharge of cargo and, in turn, require increased safety stocks and more supply units to support them.
Danish Army Brigadier General Henrik Sommer, Assistant Chief of Staff, Capability Engineering and Innovation Autonomous Systems, maintained that autonomous unmanned systems should lead to disruptive changes in the way forces operate, not only in dull, dirty and dangerous missions, such as countermine operations
, but as in a system of systems approach.
WASHINGTON: An ageing American naval ship converted into a "floating base" has arrived off the coast of Bahrain to support countermine operations
in the Gulf, the US Navy said yesterday.
Among the equipment not included in this article are: fixed-wing aircraft, vehicles used for countermine operations
and other specific missions, satellites, vessels and railroad locomotives.
In addition to the survey, Countermine Operations
will also perform mine clearing and destroy unexploded ordnance.
* What port or waterway infrastructure needs to be protected from M/UWIEDs, as well as from the Navy's countermine operations
But the Coast Guard has no capabilities--and perhaps even no desire--to conduct countermine operations
. Retired Coast Guard Vice Adm.
In Earnest Will, though they were proficient in shipboard operations, neither the Navy nor Marine Corps could provide helicopters and crews for night, low-level countermine operations
that might involve engaging small boats.
Also, in response to the Presidential directives, the Countermine Training Support Center (CTSC) was established in 1996 to provide conventional soldiers with training in mine awareness and countermine operations
. The HDTC and CTSC are co-located and the two centers share fac ilities and a joint mission statement.
On the next to last day of Company A's training, the students rotate through six stations (medical evacuation procedures, driving hazards/convoy operations, countermine operations
, mine awareness, and force protection skills).
The JCM's remaining two novel systems are the Joint Countermine Application, a [C.sup.4]I system designed to "fuse countermine intelligence and reconnaissance with tactical planning in an environment common with real-time command and control systems," and the Joint Countermine Operational Simulation (JCOS), a computer-based modeling and simulation program for training, planning, and analyzing joint countermine operations
. Both systems were assessed to be of high utility and are being developed for operational use.
Modern mines are integrated systems, incorporating state-of-the-art sensors and processors that make countermine operations
much more difficult.