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Mark 8x Expendable Mine Destructor (EMD)

Country of Origin: USA


The Mark 8x expendable mine destructor (EMD) was a small, self-propelled weapon designed to destroy bottom and moored sea mines.

It featured fully automatic operation from the weapon's launch until it struck the target to minimize operator workload and ensure speed to target. Acoustic navigation systems or the ship's sonar guided the EMD to an automatic terminal homing approach through the weapon's advanced onboard sonar. A two-directional fiber-optic link provided...

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