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Title: Mine/countermine problems during winter warfare : final report of a workshop
Authors: Lunardini, Virgil J.
Keywords: Antipersonnel mines
Mine clearance
Antitank mines
Mine countermeasures
Cold regions
Mine warfare
Cold weather
Scatterable mines
Land mines
Cold weather conditions
Military operations
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Special report (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)) ; 81-20.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: The possibility of modern warfare being waged under cold weather conditions has raised questions about the effectiveness of conventional and new mine systems during the winter. A workshop on mine/countermine winter warfare was held at the U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, 21-23 October 1980, to define problems related to cold climates. The designer, developer and user communities sent 22 representatives from 16 organizations outside of CRREL. Discussion papers were prepared by four groups, overing emplacement of mines, mine performance, etection of mines, and neutralization of mines. The emphasis was on the unique problems of the winter environment. It appears that the U.S. has the capability to conduct defensive warfare during the summer but is not adequately prepared for mine/countermine winter warfare. Test and research programs are called for to compensate for the prior lack of consideration of the winter environment, to adequately winterize new mine/countermine systems, and to formulate appropriate doctrine for defensive winter warfare.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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