Protective Minefield Definition - MilitaryDictionary.org
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.
- see also minefield
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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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