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 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.