drifting mine


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drifting mine

A buoyant or neutrally buoyant mine, free to move under the influence of waves, wind, current or tide.
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drifting mine

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Countless were the vessels and men that passed over our eastern and western horizons never to return; but whether they met their fates before the belching tubes of submarines or among the aimlessly drifting mine fields, no man lived to tell.
Separated from motherhood, sex has remained without locus and has lost its point of reference: it is a kind of drifting mine, a problem and at the same time an omnipresent power.
Contract award: operational technical study (eto): radar detection drifting mines and surface objects low rcs (radar cross).