April 17, 2021

The US Army is developing anti-tank mines that will not react to friendly forces and bystanders

The US Army is developing anti-tank mines that will not react to friendly forces and bystanders

The military is planning to create anti-tank mines,which will be able to detect the approaching enemy equipment, shoot a projectile at it at a distance of 50 meters, ignoring friendly forces and civilians.

According to the Picatinny Army Arsenal announcementin New Jersey, the command is looking for a contractor who can supply solutions for a new type of weapon. The military wants to develop three-piece anti-tank mines with multiple modes that will be networked with remote control capabilities.

The launch system must be a key componentshock submunitions into the air and their distribution module for the "top-level attack". The projectiles must hit the target at a distance of up to 50 meters, and also have increased maneuverability and lethality compared to the current generation.

Equally important elements are the extendedbottom attack system and remote control and network communication module. The last component should provide full control of at least 12 obstacles 150x250 meters each at a distance of up to 5 km from the station.

The US Army also wants mines to be able togo into standby mode for six months with the possibility of returning to a combat state for 30 days. Ultimately, the military plans to develop anti-tank mines that will be combined into a single network, will be able to keep the enemy at a distance and only respond to enemy forces.

Earlier, we also reported on the tests by the US military of powerful tracked robots with anti-tank missiles.

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