moored mine


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moored mine

[′mu̇rd ¦mīn]
(ordnance)
An underwater mine with positively buoyant mine case, held at a predetermined depth beneath the surface by a cable or chain mooring attached to an anchor that rests on the bottom.
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Although mines or underwater IEDs can be constructed in virtually any configuration, there are four primary types: bottom (or "ground") mines, buoyant moored mines, floating (or drifting) mines, and limpet mines.
Moored mines cut loose by mechanical sweeping must then be neutralized (as by gunfire or explosive charges) or rendered safe for subsequent analysis.
The moored mine clearing sets are towed behind MH-53E helicopters, clearing the mined area by cutting cables which anchor mines to the ocean bottom.
Mine warfare has assumed a critical role in our country's defense since the Gulf War, where moored mines inflicted significant damage to U.
Charges are usually used against influence and/or bottom mines but for moored mines the 'fish' can carry a chain cutting charge such as the Rheinmetall DM59, 69, 119 and 129 used in Pap, Pluto and Pinguin or SEI CM 102 to cut the mine's mooring allowing it to be destroyed by gunfire on the surface.
GSS) a 23-month contract with value estimated at $6 million for the production of A/N37U-1 Moored Mine Clearing Sets.
In 1991, it took the US-led allies 51 days, from March 1 to April 20, to clear 1,157 moored mines laid by the Iraqis off Kuwait--three of which hit two US warships.
The RMS missions are to detect, classify locate and identify bottom and moored mines in shallow and deep waters.
During the late 1980s, Iran relied exclusively on vintage design moored mines acquired from North Korea but based on Soviet designs.
A critical design review is planned for the AN/AQS-20 Airborne Mine Hunting Sonar, a helicopter-towed, high-speed reconnaissance mine hunter that can detect, locate and classify unburied, bottom, close-tethered and moored mines in both shallow and deep water.
The MH-53E tows MK-103 mechanical minesweeping gear designed to remove moored mines, an MK-105 minesweeping sled and a side-scan sonar ASQ-14 that is used in murky, swallow coastal waters for detecting, locating and identifying mines.