Protective Minefield Definition -

protective minefield

1.) In naval mine warfare, a minefield emplaced in friendly territorial waters to protect ports, harbors, anchorages, coasts, and coastal routes.

2.) In land mine warfare, a minefield employed to assist a unit in its local, close-in protection.

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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


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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