minelaying


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minelaying

(ˈmaɪnleɪɪŋ)
n
(Military) the activity of laying explosive mines
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Noun1.minelaying - laying explosive mines in concealed places to destroy enemy personnel and equipmentminelaying - laying explosive mines in concealed places to destroy enemy personnel and equipment
defense, defensive measure, defence - (military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies; "they died in the defense of Stalingrad"; "they were developed for the defense program"
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The Indian Navy intends to use the submarines for missions such as area surveillance, intelligence gathering, anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare and minelaying operations.
"Mines were assembled in large sheds at Dalmore, then loaded on to minelaying ships.
According to the military's latest announcement on procurements, the rapid minelaying craft project has also been awarded to Lung Teh Shipbuilding's shipyard in Yilan.
The commanders judged that the minelaying that had been conducted at the mouth of the Peiho demonstrated the will of the Chinese government to cut the transportation link from Peking and Tientsin to Taku.
Wild flew patrols and was scrambled a few times to intercept German night-bombing and minelaying aircraft, but he seldom made visual contact due to the poor Defiant performance and bad weather.
Mason, "Royal Navy Minelaying Operations, Part 1 of 2," World War II at Sea, accessed 2 May 2014, http://www.naval-history.net/xGM-Ops-Mine-laying.htm.
Once more the force has to disembark, "on a report of new minelaying in the Channel" (OG 304).
The Royal Australian Air Force on the other hand, contributed aerial photo-reconnaissance and aerial minelaying.
The Navy was to tend to sea control, antisubmarine warfare, and minelaying. (14)
To what degree can minelaying complicate PLA plans for winning a conflict, particularly a short-duration conflict, in the Taiwan Strait area?
In the future, their role will be expanded to include minelaying operations.