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Mk 60 CAPTOR Mine

The CAPTOR mine is an anti-submarine mine that is laid by aircraft, surface vessels or submarines. The name CAPTOR stands for Encapsulated Torpedo. The mine is moored to the sea floor and detects nearby vessels using passive sonar. It is designed to only engage submarines.

Status

In active service

Contractor

Manufacturer: Alliant Techsystems Inc.

Air- and surface-launched version