Accession Number:

ADD018694

Title:

Hand Emplaced Underwater Mine Penetration System

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 25 Jan 96, patented 11 Nov 97

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1997-11-11

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

A hand emplaced underwater mine penetration system includes a launching assembly and a munition assembly. The launching assembly includes a firing device which receives a magnetic or acoustic signal from a standoff signal generator and a launch tube having a forward open end an opposite rear end connected to the firing device and a bore extending between the ends. The munition assembly is adapted for insertion within and firing from the bore of the launch tube of the launching assembly and includes a cartridge having explosive elements therein and a fuze disposed at a forward end of the cartridge and adapted to detonate and explode the explosive elements in the cartridge upon impact with an underwater mine.

Subject Categories:

  • Underwater Ordnance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE