Family of Scatterable Mines (FASCAM) is an umbrella appellation for a range of systems of the armed forces of the United States, dealing with the delivery of mines on the battlefield via artillery tube, rocket launcher, helicopter or aircraft. Developed in the 1970's this program introduced innovations in the field of scatterable mine emplacement, such as safe and arm sensor, preset self-destruct capabilities, countermeasure hardening and anti-disturbance features. All FASCAM mines have an active life cycle and self-destruct (SD) time after their active life has expired. The duration of the active life varies from 4 hours to 15 days depending on the system.
Systems that are part of the FASCAM range include:
- Remote Anti-Armor Mine System (RAAMS) (a 155mm howitzer shell)
- Area Denial Artillery Munition (ADAM) (a 155mm howitzer shell)
- GATOR mine system (air dropped)
- Volcano mine system (various vehicles)
- Martin B. Chase (1980-04). "Scatterable mines". http://asc.army.mil/docs/pubs/alt/archives/1980/Mar-Apr_1980.PDF. Retrieved 2014-08-13.
- Federation of American Scientists (2000-02-19). "Family of Scatterable Mines - FASCAM". http://fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/land/fascam.htm. Retrieved 2014-08-13.
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