scatterable mine


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scatterable mine

In land mine warfare, a mine laid without regard to classical pattern and which is designed to be delivered by aircraft, artillery, missile, ground dispenser, or by hand. Once laid, it normally has a limited life. See also mine.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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The family of scatterable mines forms our principal method left to shape terrain to fix, block, turn, and disrupt enemy formations, but the family of scatterable mines is reaching the end of its planned service life and is restricted in use by national policy; any replacement is decades away.
forces ended on 31 December 2010, primarily because of their longterm persistence and the potential for unintended casualties.2 The Army currently relies on the family of scatterable mines as its foundational obstacle system.3 While scatterable mines make excellent situational obstacles, they were not designed, nor are they optimized, to serve as the Army's foundational obstacle system.
The use of triggers with scatterable mines and demolition obstacles allows the commander to affect a specific formation and requires fewer resources than simply emplacing obstacles along all possible avenues of approach.
To reduce fratricide risk, the scatterable mine execution plan must be clearly understood by leaders of mounted elements.
As we move to the future, we have to get used to replacing conventional hand-emplaced mines with scatterable mines. We need to do this for three primary reasons: much reduced logistical requirements, much faster emplacement times, and much smaller manpower requirements.
Fratricide from scatterable mines, time and resources required to put up fratricide fences, and implications of short-duration scatterable mines--coupled with problems associated with long-duration release authority--dictate that we look for a turn-on/turn-off capability.
* Planned locations of friendly FASCAM (family of scatterable mines).
The 155mm non line-of-sight variant will employ the XM 982 GPS-guided Excalibur and next generation scatterable mines.
He can also discuss with the S2 and the senior engineer any limitations that he may face, particularly in the area of specific ammunition availability (such as the allocation of family of scatterable mines [FASCAM] throughout the area of operations [AO]).
As we move to the future we must get used to replacing conventional hand-emplaced mines with scatterable mines. We need to do this for three primary reasons--reduced logistical requirements, faster emplacement times, and smaller manpower requirements.
Tripwires are commonly used with bounding mines (PROM-1), scatterable mines (BLU42/B), stake mines (PMR-2A), and directed fragmentation (claymore style) antipersonnel mines, along with hundreds of others.
forces are no longer authorized to employ persistent land mines, nonpersistent scatterable mines are the only deployable land mine systems currently in the U.S.