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magnetic mine

[mag′ned·ik ′mīn]
(ordnance)
An underwater mine intended to be detonated when the hull of a passing vessel causes a change in the magnetic field at the mine.
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Magnetic mines differed from the floating contact mines often seen in films.
An illustration from a wartime book shows how a magnetic mine works.
Military experts maintain that whether it was caused by magnetic mines or a torpedo, the explosive must have been planted by saboteurs on fast boats or mini-submarines, which crept up to the tankers undetected by the US, British or French warships patrolling this key international oil route.
Suicide jacket, anti-tank mines, magnetic mines, prepared remote control IEDS, remote control receivers, detonators and communication equipment baring Afghan mobile company signature has been recovered from the suicide bombers.
Suicide Jacket, anti-tank mines, magnetic mines, prepared remote control IEDs, remote control receivers, detonators and communication equipment bearing Afghan mobile company signature were recovered from suicide bombers', ISPR release said.
Suicide jacket, anti tank mines, magnetic mines, prepared remote control improvised explosive devices (IEDs), remote control receivers, detonators and communication equipment bearing Afghan mobile company signature were recovered from suicide bombers, the ISPR statement added.
A suicide jacket, anti-tank mines, magnetic mines, prepared remote-controlled IEDs, remote-controlled receivers, detonators and communication equipment bearing Afghan mobile company signatures were recovered from the suicide bombers, the army said further.
The ISPR further said, 'Suicide jackets, anti-tank mines, magnetic mines, prepared remote-controlled Improvised Explosive Devices, remote-controlled receivers, detonators and communications equipment bearing [an] Afghan mobile company's signature were recovered from the possession of the militants.'
During the Second World War, Carling went to work for the Admiralty on magnetic mines and torpedoes.
The ship, which was launched in 1953 and has a hull made from wood to avoid detonating magnetic mines, sank last month.
The unmanned Influence Sweep System program is intended to develop a technology that can detect acoustic and magnetic mines and be deployed from the littoral combat ship.