influence mine


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influence mine

A mine actuated by the effect of a target on some physical condition in the vicinity of the mine or on radiations emanating from the mine. See also mine.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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'It was their decision, which does not influence mine,' he said.
China's remotely controlled mines, such as the EM-53 bottom influence mine, can be deployed and deactivated by acoustic codes to allow the safe passage of friendly vessels through a mined area and then reactivated to attack adversary ships and submarines.
"Stephen Hughes recently left for Leicester but although we came through together, his career doesn't influence mine, I just want to stay involved and try helping Rangers to win the title."
" People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) submarines are said to use the Chen-1, -2, -3, and -6 type influence mines, "appropriate for use in the sea area immediately outside of harbor mouths;" the T-5 mobile mine, "appropriate for port channels and sea areas immediately outside a port;" and the Soviet-produced PMK-1 and the Chinese-developed Mao-5 rocket rising mines, "appropriate for waters up to 15 kilometers outside a port." China's remotely controlled mines, such as the EM53 bottom influence mine, are thought to be deactivated by coded acoustic signals to allow the safe passage of friendly vessels, and again activated to prevent the transit of those of an enemy....
Contact mines, floating or attached to a cable anchored on the sea floor, detonate upon collision, while influence mines are detonated by a range of 'signatures' - acoustic, seismic, magnetic forces and pressure - which can all be set off by a ship passing overhead.