Surf Zone Mine Vulnerability
NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER INDIAN HEAD DIV MD
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The long-term goals of the mine vulnerability task are to 1 Identify key damage mechanisms leading to the development of kill criteria for explosive neutralization of a variety of anti-tank, and antipersonnel Surf Zone SZ threat mines, 2 develop and exercise a methodology for assessing the vulnerability of SZ mines to explosive mine neutralizations, 3 assess the effectiveness of various types of mine neutralization systems against SZ mines, and 4 develop physics-based predictive capabilities for assessing system effectiveness against threat mines in a tactical SZ environment. The Navy is currently developing a number of explosive neutralization systems, designed for large area SZ mine clearance. In support of these efforts, the objectives of this task are 1 to characterize the vulnerability of SZ threat mines to explosive neutralization by establishing critical loading levels for neutralizing the mines, 2 to estimate the effectiveness of explosive neutralization systems in countering SZ threat mines, and 3 to develop from this a general methodology.
- Land Mine Warfare
- Underwater Ordnance