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.
China currently produces the EM11 bottom-influence mine; the EM31 moored mine; the EM32 moored influence mine; the EM52 rocket-propelled rising mine; and, the EM-53 ship-laid bottom influence mine which is remotely controlled by a shore station.
include bottom and moored influence mines, mobile mines, remotely controlled mines, command-detonated mines, and propelled-warhead mines.
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.
The system creates an electromagnetic field that replicates the magnetic signature of ships and submarines and sets off influence mines before they reach targeted vessels passing through the water.
The USV is designed to methodically sweep a patch of ocean towing a cable designed to trigger so-called influence mines mines that activate when they detect sounds or magnetic signatures that correspond to those of a large ship.