Ukrainians Use American MICLIC to Clear Minefield

Drone video released by a Ukrainian mine clearance team shows the effective utilization of an American M58 Mine Clearing Line Charge. It appears as if the Ukrainians are using an International MaxxPro to pull the device.


For the uninitiated, the M58 Mine Clearing Line Charge, better known as the MICLIC, is a rocket projected line charge used to clear safe lanes through heavily mined areas for maneuver forces. The system works by detonating a 350 ft line charge that contains approximately 5 pounds of C-4 explosives per linear foot.


The detonation of the charge causes traditional and non-conventional landmines to sympathetically detonate, leaving a clear path that is approximately 8 meters wide by 100 meters long. Normally, these devices are used in large numbers to clear multiple lengths of safe ground through heavily mined areas, however in this instance it appears as if the Ukrainians are either conducting a training fire of the weapon system, or are simply using it to clear a small path in some sort of advance.


Ukraine received their first batch of M58 MICLICs from the United States in September of 2022.


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Josh is an American writer and former USMC machine gunner with eight years of experience in ground combat arms throughout the GWOT. He is currently based in Texas and specializes in combat footage analysis and digital marketing.Follow Josh at OfficialJoshBrooks.com

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Drone video released by a Ukrainian mine clearance team shows the effective utilization of an American M58 Mine Clearing Line Charge. It appears as if the Ukrainians are using an International MaxxPro to pull the device.


For the uninitiated, the M58 Mine Clearing Line Charge, better known as the MICLIC, is a rocket projected line charge used to clear safe lanes through heavily mined areas for maneuver forces. The system works by detonating a 350 ft line charge that contains approximately 5 pounds of C-4 explosives per linear foot.


The detonation of the charge causes traditional and non-conventional landmines to sympathetically detonate, leaving a clear path that is approximately 8 meters wide by 100 meters long. Normally, these devices are used in large numbers to clear multiple lengths of safe ground through heavily mined areas, however in this instance it appears as if the Ukrainians are either conducting a training fire of the weapon system, or are simply using it to clear a small path in some sort of advance.


Ukraine received their first batch of M58 MICLICs from the United States in September of 2022.


About the Author

Author's Photo

Josh Brooks

Josh is an American writer and former USMC machine gunner with eight years of experience in ground combat arms throughout the GWOT. He is currently based in Texas and specializes in combat footage analysis and digital marketing.Follow Josh at OfficialJoshBrooks.com

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