There was a whole lot of dialogue not too long ago within the media and on-line in regards to the procurement of Volcano Anti-Tank methods. The Taiwanese Military Command has clarified its stance once more this week. In response to the enemy menace and defensive operational wants, the Military initiated the “Volcanic Anti-Tank methods” procurement plan in 2018. These methods are used to dam out seaside areas throughout wartime. Because the system gives benefits corresponding to an “intensive deployment space” , “brief operation time”, and “armor safety capabilities”, amongst different options, it might probably significantly cut back manpower and operation time. Most of all, these benefits can work to reply to battlefield situations, and block the speedy touchdown of amphibious enemy automobiles. Military Command emphasizes that the procurement of mining methods complies with all related home and worldwide legal guidelines and laws.

There are at the moment totally different sorts of line-laying methods adopted from international locations corresponding to america, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, South Korea and others all over the world. As for the “Volcano Anti-Tank methods” bought by the Military from america, it is a brand-new active-duty tools of the US navy, labeled as anti-war (A) car mines, and targets enemy armored automobiles quite than non-personnel anti-personnel mines. They’re made from metallic and have a timer as a self-destruct perform. Throughout fight, it might probably forestall our troops and most people from unintentional deployment and makes it simpler to clear landmines throughout peacetime. Some latest views and interpretations within the media and on-line solely serve to misguide most people, and won’t, to any extent, profit nationals within the protection of the homeland.


A simulation M88 observe mine canister ejected from an M139 Volcano mine dispenser throughout an illustration by U.S. Military Engineers to Polish Troopers at Camp Karliki, Poland June 27,2019. (Photograph by Sgt. Kris Wright/U.S. Military 358th Public Affairs Detachment)

The M136 Volcano Car-Launched Scatterable Mine System is an automatic mine supply system developed by america Military within the Eighties. The system makes use of prepackaged mine canisters which comprise a number of anti-personnel (AP) and/or anti-tank (AT) mines that are dispersed over a large space when ejected from the canister. The system, generally known as Volcano, can also be utilized by different armies all over the world. The first objective of Volcano is to offer the using power with the aptitude to emplace massive minefields quickly below diversified situations. Volcano minefields are perfect for offering flank safety of advancing forces and for working in live performance with air and floor models on flank guard or display missions.

The system consists of the M139 Dispenser used for shelling out pre-packaged mine canisters, the shelling out management unit (DCU), and mounting {hardware}, and is designed to be mounted on both floor or aerial automobiles utilizing the identical parts aside from the mounting {hardware}, which varies between fitment. The volcano is designed to be fitted to and faraway from automobiles with a minimal of time and labor. The shelling out system can also be designed for ease of use, to be operated by personnel with a minimal of coaching. The ordnance utilized by the system is predicated upon a modified GATOR mine. Each stay and inert (coaching) ordnance is on the market; stay canisters are painted inexperienced whereas inert canisters are painted blue. Floor Volcano is designed to emplace massive minefields in-depth and tactical minefields oriented on enemy forces in assist of maneuver operations and pleasant Anti-Tank fireplace.

A M-136 Volcano weapons system emplaces training mines during the company's training at Wilcox Range on Fort Knox, Ky.
A M-136 Volcano weapons system emplaces coaching mines in the course of the firm’s coaching at Wilcox Vary on Fort Knox, Ky. (U.S. Military Reserve Photograph by Sgt. 1st Class Clinton Wooden)