Service Experts Eye 'Leap Ahead' In Mine Warfare Capabilities

Kreisher, Otto
September 2004
Sea Power;Sep2004, Vol. 47 Issue 9, p16
This article focuses on mine warfare in the U.S. After years of struggle, mine warfare officials believe they are on a firm path to fielding the capabilities the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps need to overcome one of the major obstacles to expeditionary operations. Alan Canfield, the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory liaison at Naval Coastal Systems Command, Panama City, Florida, said that on shore, the Marines are fielding an array of new mine clearing equipment for their infantry units and combat engineers. The officials said that the naval services are developing other leap-ahead systems to deal with sea and land mines, which could be operational in this decade.


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