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Chen family of bottom mines

Country of Origin: China


Chen (Chinese for "sinking") is the designation for China's family of bottom influence mines. They are intended primarily for use in seas immediately outside of harbor mouths.

The latest versions, equipped with microprocessors, can be equipped with any combination of acoustic, magnetic or pressure sensors.


The mines are in service with China.

Chen-1, -2, -3, and -6 mines equip submarines from the People’s Liberation Army Navy. Chen mines 1-6 have an air-drop capability, as noted...

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