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
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.
We have to depend upon scatterable mines
emplaced by the Volcano system.
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]).
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.
Wide-area surveillance from FBCT and divisional assets, and route reconnaissance by combined arms battalion assets, will identify changes from previous reconnaissance, thus identifying recently emplaced buried or surface-laid scatterable mines
or the emplacement of IEDs to cue the ground mine-detection-equipped UGV.
We do this with fires, close air support, maneuver, and scatterable mines
For scatterable mines
, the release authority was held at the Combined Forces Land Component Commander level; during a rapidly moving campaign against an ill-defined enemy, it is nearly impossible to identify a target and get timely approval to use scatterable mines
during a short window of opportunity.
This 11-week course will focus on engineer platoon leading and task force engineer skills, with an increase in tactics instruction (in particular, training on scatterable mines
, geospatial engineering, and force-protection construction).