mine countermeasures


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mine countermeasures

All methods for preventing or reducing damage or danger from mines. Also called MCM.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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The visit also included a tour around HMS Middleton, a British Royal Navy Hunt-Class mine countermeasures vessel.
The ships, which are part of a standing NATO mine countermeasures immediate reaction force, will participate in various joint training missions and exercises with the Georgian navy in the Black Sea.
The Navy had been working on programs to develop shallow-water mine countermeasures, but these systems were never produced, because they were deemed inadequate.
The MH-60S, above, will initially be used for vertical replenishment, and later enhanced to perform airborne mine countermeasures and combat search and rescue missions.
Shallow-water mine countermeasures today, said experts, are not much mote advanced than what Army and Navy engineers had at Omaha Beach in 1944.
During the past decade, the Navy has invested nearly $2 billion in research and development for mine countermeasures.
The Navy employs a number of different mine countermeasures. One includes the use of the MH-53E Sea Dragon, which can be operated from aircraft carriers and other Navy vessels.
Navy will unveil changes to the number of 'mission modules' it will procure for Freedom - and Independence-class littoral combat ships, a program official said Thursday...The three LCS mission modules contain a number of weapons, sensors and unmanned systems used for missions related to surface warfare, mine countermeasures and anti-submarine warfare.
Islamabad -- Major joint Naval exercises Naseem Al Bahr, first joint Mine Countermeasures exercise (MCMEX) and Marine Forces Exercise Deraa Al Sahil between Pakistan Navy and Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF) has commenced at Saudi Arabian Port Al Jubail.
Furthermore, displaying two of its warships, The Royal Navy of the UK will display Bay-class landing ship dock RFA Cardigan Bay of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, and two Hunt mine countermeasures vessel HMS Middleton, which is a Hunt-class mine countermeasures vessel.

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