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.
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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.
2 The Army currently relies on the family of scatterable mines as its 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.
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.
As we move to the future we must get used to replacing conventional hand-emplaced mines with 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]).
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.