Passive Mine Definition - MilitaryDictionary.org

passive mine

1.) A mine whose anticountermining device has been operated preventing the firing mechanism from being actuated.

2.) A mine which does not emit a signal to detect the presence of a target.

In the United States, military vocabulary is standardized by the Department of Defence. These terms are used by the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps.

Term Classification: operations

Source:

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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