moored mine


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moored mine

A contact or influence-operated mine of positive buoyancy held below the surface by a mooring attached to a sinker or anchor on the bottom. See also mine.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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But the bottom-influence EM-11 and the EM-31 moored mine can also play havoc with surface craft.
This tedious activity required the PBMs to fly low and slow, close enough to detonate a moored mine with machine gunfire, but high enough to avoid the mine's explosion.
TYPE: Aircraft-laid, moored mine (MK-56); submarine-laid, magnetically-moored mine (MK-57).
TYPE: Aircraft-laid, moored mine (MK-56) submarine-laid, magnetically-moored mine (MK 57)
The disposal system detects, locates, classifies and neutralizes moored mines and mines resting on the seabed.
By the next day six moored mines had been cut about 10 miles off Blyth and two more mines had exploded.
Although mines or underwater IEDs can be constructed in virtually any configuration, there are four primary types: bottom (or "ground") mines, buoyant moored mines, floating (or drifting) mines, and limpet mines.
In 1991, it took the US-led allies 51 days, from 1 March to 20 April, to clear 1,157 moored mines laid by the Iraqis off Kuwait--three of which hit two US warships.