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passive mine (US DoD Definition)


Definition of the term 'passive mine ' per official documentation of the United States Department of Defense.


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(*) 1. A mine whose anticountermining device has been operated preventing the firing mechanism from being actuated. The mine will usually remain passive for a comparatively short time. 2. A mine which does not emit a signal to detect the presence of a target. See also active mine. (US DoD)
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