THE MINE - AN AFFORDABLE THREAT

The mine, since its inception some 150 years ago as a practical and credible sea-borne weapon, has had a very cyclical operational and technical history. This conference confirms the start of a new cycle as operational uncertainty passes. Only then can present countermeasure systems be evaluated, modifications considered and new systems defined. For a threat to the maritime transport system of any nation to be believable, it has to be credible, visible and affordable. An effective definition of a mine is that it is a weapon which creates a threat which is separated in time and space from the delivery system. From this flows its many strengths and weaknesses, which have to be reflected in the operational and technical response.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Warship '94, Intl Conf on Minewarfare, Vessels & Systems-3; 15-16 June 1994; London, UK. Pprs. Publ by RINA, London, UK. Session 1, ppr 1 [3 p, 14 ref]
  • Authors:
    • Fuller, G H
  • Publication Date: 1994

Language

  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00710762
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM