influence mine


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influence mine

[′in‚flü·əns ‚mīn]
(ordnance)
A mine that is detonated by methods that are different than target contact.
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Influence mines can be bottom or moored weapons and can have sophisticated sensors and firing mechanisms that do not require contact with targets.
The shallow-water Chen-1, -2, -3, and -6 influence mines can be placed for defense of ports and harbors; the T-5 mobile mine can be laid in deeper waters in channels and approaches to ports; and the Soviet PMK-1 and the Chinese-developed Mao-5 rocket rising mines are intended for deeper waters farther from ports and in open-ocean areas and choke points.
Influence mines can be detonated by two ships sweeping a cable or sled, with an electronic, acoustic or magnetic force, across the identified mine area to set it off.
include bottom and moored influence mines, mobile mines, remotely controlled mines, command-detonated mines, and propelled-warhead mines.
During MARCOT, ALISS demonstrated some effectiveness against influence mines. Issues raised during the exercise dealt primarily with the life expectancy of the sparkers, a need to reconfigure ALISS for transport on a smaller craft or tow by a helicopter, and with the survivability of the ALISS vehicle when it contacts mines.