Minesweeping Definition - MilitaryDictionary.org


1.) The technique of clearing mines using either mechanical sweeping to remove, disturb, or otherwise neutralize the mine; explosive sweeping to cause sympathetic detonations, damage, or displace the mine; or influence sweeping to produce either the acoustic or magnetic influence required to detonate the mine.

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Term Classification: operations


Department of Defence, Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

Term sourced from JP 3-15: Barriers, Obstacles, and Mine Warfare for Joint Operations, updated June 2011 View source document

This term is marked as active and was last updated in 2015

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