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Air scatterable land mines as an Air Force munition

John K. Walker

Air scatterable land mines as an Air Force munition

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Published by Rand Corporation in Santa Monica, Calif .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mines (Military explosives),
  • Offensive (Military science)

  • Edition Notes

    Cover title.

    StatementJohn K. Walker, Jr.
    SeriesRand paper series ; P-5955
    ContributionsRand Corporation.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination19 p. :
    Number of Pages19
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16365424M

    Army Humanitarian Demining Project symposium paper indicating that there are However, mines laid near roads were often easy to spot. Leahy, February 10, Antipersonnel mines are indiscriminate hidden killers and constitute one of the great public health hazards of the late twentieth century. Shortly after the May announcement, several Pentagon officials privately indicated to Human Rights Watch that some four million to six million mines would be destroyed.

    The most advanced components are often the sensing methods. In some cases, mines took an even higher toll. PennsylvaniaAerospace Design, Inc. IllinoisParlex Corp. Tripwire-operated mines were not defended by pressure mines; the Chinese were often able to disable them and reuse them against UN forces. This will theoretically enable friendly forces to use the mined area while denying the enemy access.

    For as long as one landmine remains undetected in a field in Angola, and as long as five landmines sit in wait in a devastated city block in Grozny, Chechnya, there can be no peace of mind for the hapless and traumatized civilians living there. When triggered, this jumped up to about waist height and exploded, sending thousands of steel balls in all directions. House National Security Committee. Because of its area effect, the version with submunitions will still excessively endanger civilians, especially if used in populated areas. Multiple anti-tank mines have been buried in stacks of two or three with the bottom mine fuzed, in order to multiply the penetrating power. Some anti-personnel mines employed by the U.


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Air scatterable land mines as an Air Force munition book

Indeed, one company representative has expressed concern about GE being held responsible for what he described as "historical" events. Most modern anti-vehicle mines use a magnetic trigger to enable it to detonate even if the tires or tracks did not touch it. Detonators are much more sensitive, requiring special packaging and careful handling.

The weapon is inherently indiscriminate, and its use clearly fails to meet the proportionality test of humanitarian law: the short-term military benefits are far outweighed by the long-term human and socio-economic costs. Because of its area effect, the version with submunitions will still excessively endanger civilians, especially if used in populated areas.

Their production shot up and they began inventing new types of mines as the Allies found ways to counter the existing ones. We do sell to the Government and Government Contractors but cannot control the end use of our components. For a fragmentation mine, this means breaking up the metallic case into a large number of small fragments and propelling these fragments away from the centre of the explosion at high velocity.

NEIand the undersigned personally, can join with you in deploring war and the personal tragedies that result, we also consider it necessary for the United States to be able to defend itself and its citizens with military force.

In effect, the UXOs can function like land mines. This has led to designs of PPE that over-estimate expensive and non-ergonomicor under-estimate the threats deminers are dealing with. President Robert M. Over 37 million Gravel mines were produced between andand when they were dropped in places like Vietnam their locations were unmarked and unrecorded.

Company Responses After identifying the forty-seven companies, Human Rights Watch sent each a letter informing them of our findings and calling on them to renounce voluntarily future involvement in antipersonnel landmine production.

Such issues included: assurance that the Pursuit Deterrent Munition, used to help special operations forces escape dangerous situations, is not restricted by the Protocol; that proposed export moratoria in other treaties are not more restrictive than the Protocol; and, that the President will not de facto implement the Ottawa Treaty without advice and consent to ratification by the Senate.

Land mine explained A land mine is an explosive device concealed under or on the ground and designed to destroy or disable enemy targets, ranging from combatants to vehicles and tanks, as they pass over or near it.

It was very dangerous to use until Alfred Nobel found a way to incorporate it in a solid mixture called dynamite and developed a safe detonator.

Motorola was the first company to state publicly that it intended to get out of the antipersonnel mine business, and its decision has clearly paved the way for others.

For example, after intensive fighting in and around the Afghan capital, Kabul, during the winter ofthere was a dramatic upsurge in antipersonnel mine casualties when refugees trekked back in the spring to reclaim neighborhoods which, unknown to them, were booby-trapped and strewn with landmines.

The extensive forest cover limited the range of machine guns, but anti-personnel mines were effective. Effective, cheap and easy to make, the schu mine became the most common mine in the war.

The mines self-destruct after a preset time which can be set to 4 hours, 15 hours or 15 days. Many are nearly undetectable because of their low metallic content.Read Combined Arms Obstacle Integration, by Department of the Army in HTML for FREE.

Also available in PDF, ePub and Kindle formats. HTML version, page 9 An artillery munition that contains antipersonnel scatterable mines.

AHD. A scatterable mine system delivered by Air Force and Navy tactical aircraft. GDP. general defense plan. The BM Uragan (Russian: Ураган, lit. 'Hurricane'; GRAU index 9P) is a self-propelled multiple rocket launcher system designed in the Soviet atlasbowling.com began its service with the Soviet Army in the late s, and was its first modern spin and fin stabilized heavy multiple rocket launcher.

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List of official DOD abbreviations, acronyms, and initialisms which encompass the joint activity of the Armed Forces of the United States. This list is approved Department of Defense (DOD) terminology for general use by all DOD components. EXPOSING THE SOURCE Army's ADAM and GEMSS antipersonnel mines, the Air Force's Gator these insidious weapons or whose products have been used in land mines can become a potent force.

atlasbowling.com is the leading source for reliable military news and military information, directed by John Pike (Air Force) SACR SAC regulation [JP ] SEAL (sea-air-land team. UNITA then laid additional mines at the edges of the government minefields in an attempt to deny those in the besieged towns access to food, water and firewood.

In March the government also used air-scatterable mines in Huambo to protect its retreating forces from UNITA advances.