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

Personal Author(s) : Woodall, Robert C , Jr ; Garcia, Felipe A

Report Date : 11 Nov 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 9

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.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *UNDERWATER MINES, *MINE NEUTRALIZATION, STANDOFF, FIRING MECHANISMS(WEAPON), MINE CLEARANCE, ACOUSTIC SIGNALS, LAUNCH TUBES, SIGNAL GENERATORS, COUNTERMINING

Subject Categories : Underwater Ordnance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE