NEW APPROACHES TO MINE WARFARE - HOMING MINES COMBINES WITH STATIONARY MINES AND SCANDINAVIAN EXPERIENCES WITH CABLE CONTROLLED MINEFIELD

In Sweden a detailed study of the mine clearance functions has recently been made. The study has been carried out against a variety of factors, the mine threat of the future naturally being the most important one. It has been established that mixed mine fields including modern homing mines constitute a serious threat. It has also been established in other studies that the heritage of older mines offers good growth potential at reasonable cost. The conclusions from a Swedish point of view are that mine clearance flotillas should be versatile in their composition, and encompassing all mine clearance functions to master the future mine threat. This has also been verified by modern war experiences.

  • 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 2 [6 p, 4 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Andersson, O
  • Publication Date: 1994

Language

  • English

Subject/Index Terms

  • TRT Terms: Mines
  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00710763
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM