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38) In Naval exercises at Singapore in 1888 the difficulty of rigging a single launch and laying one line of countermines at night was noted, and a naval officer injured.
38} If South Channel Fort could not be silenced by gunfire or taken by assault, or if an attempt by ships' boats to grapple for and destroy mine cables was unsuccessful, then after dark the countermine launches would attempt to blast a buoyed channel through the minefield by laying and exploding charges.
40} Countermine launches were rigged to work very fast and drop a connected line of twelve 500 lb mines, spaced at 60 yd (55 m) intervals, which were then exploded.
We wanted to learn if these techniques could be taught in a practical amount of time to improve the detection capabilities of our soldiers so they could apply them to countermine missions.
For countermine operations, the Army currently relies on the so-called Interim Vehicle-Mounted Mine Detector (IVMMD), which was developed in South Africa.
The second platform is an armoured crew vehicle, which remotely controls the countermine detection and neutralisation operation from a safe stand-off distance.
According to Bob Swanson, president of BAE SYSTEMS' Integrated Defense Solutions, "This is a major win for us, and maintains our leadership position in the development of integrated countermine systems.