Required Operational Capability (ROC) Number LOG 1.63 for the Trailer Mounted Mine Clearing Line Charge (MICLIC) System
MARINE CORPS WASHINGTON DC
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The U.S. Marine Corps requires an easily transportable, rapidly deployable mine clearing capability which can be employed without modification or permanent attachment to tactical wheeled and tracked vehicles. A trailer mounted mine clearing line charge would provide a surface-launched capability which could be rapidly employed by mechanized infantry, armored and combat engineer units. A MICLIC system is needed to create a vehicle-width cleared lane for tracked and wheeled vehicles through minefield obstacles. The M58A1 Linear Demolition Charge is a standard Marine Corps ordnance item and will satisfy safety and explosive clearing requirements. This line charge will create a breach path approximately 100m long and 10-16m wide against tactically laid, single-impulse pressure mines. The MK 22 rocket used to deploy the M58A1 line charge is in the Marine Corps ordnance inventory. The M353 general purpose, 3 1 2-ton, chassis trailer is an existing asset that can easily be adapted to carry the M58A1 line charge. A launch rail and framework will be required to launch the MK22 rocket and carry the M58A1 line charge pallet on the M353 trailer chassis. The adaptation of existing ordnance and trailer assets will satisfy many of the basic requirements.
- Surface Transportation and Equipment
- Ammunition and Explosives