underwater demolition


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underwater demolition

[¦ən·dər¦wȯd·ər ‚dem·ə′lish·ən]
(ordnance)
Destruction or fragmentation of underwater obstacles by use of explosive charges placed by diver personnel; primarily employed as a short-range emergency measure to accomplish a military objective with promptness and economy of material.
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Interestingly, notes Brady, "the 65 percent dropout rate for the WWII NCDU training school was similar to today's dropout rate from the basic underwater demolitions classes."
Gordon Hambach, Product Line Manager Hydraulic Breakers, points out that Atlas Copco has extensive experience of dredging, excavation and underwater demolition in harbours, rivers, and canals.
military had fielded seven active Special Forces groups, two SEAL teams, two underwater demolitions teams and an Air Force special operations wing.
Russell said Silbergeld was not in the training class nor on any SEAL or underwater demolition teams of that era.
After the November 1943 invasion of Tarawa, where aerial reconnaissance failed to disclose the natural reefs that blocked even shallow-draft craft from reaching the shore, the navy had formed underwater demolition teams of specially trained swimmers to map the beach and destroy obstacles prior to future invasions.
Recruits who want to join the underwater demolition teams and commando units must have perfect eyesight.
McRaven has commanded at every level within the special operations community, including assignments as deputy commanding general for operations at JSOC, Commodore of Naval Special Warfare Group 1, Commander of SEAL Team 3, task group commander in the CENTCOM area of responsibility, task unit commander during the Gulf War, squadron commander at Naval Special Warfare Development Group, and SEAL platoon commander at Underwater Demolition Team 21/SEAL Team 4.
Six years ago in Taksim, Istanbul, Emrah Eraydin, a homeless person, killed Zeki Sen, captain of an underwater demolition team with the Turkish Armed Forces just because he did not give money.
UNDERWATER demolition experts make preparations for the invasion of a Japanese-occupied island during World War II.
Petty Officer Harney attended Basic Underwater Demolition School in 1999, and served on the USS Essex (LHD 2) and USS Belleau Wood (LHA 3).
The Navy responded to the need by transforming the character of Naval Combat Demolition Units into Underwater Demolition Teams (UDT).
FBI agents called several area scuba shops this week and questioned dive instructors about students who might have expressed interest in underwater demolition and other skills unrelated to recreational diving.

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