Family of Scatterable Mines

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.[1] 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.[2]

Systems that are part of the FASCAM range include:


  1. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>Martin B. Chase (1980-04). "Scatterable mines" (PDF). Retrieved 2014-08-13. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>Federation of American Scientists (2000-02-19). "Family of Scatterable Mines - FASCAM". Retrieved 2014-08-13.

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