SECTION II. EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION
EQUIPMENT PURPOSE, CAPABILITIES AND FEATURES.
a. The Hand Emplaceable Minefield Marking Set (HEMMS) is a means of guiding friendly forces safely through or
around our own scatterable or conventional minefields. It consists of a line of poles containing flashing lights connected by
fluorescent orange tape. The marking set will be placed around minefield perimeters and safe lanes.
b. The set will be used to temporarily mark conventional indefinite life minefields emplaced by the M57 Anti-Tank
Mine Dispensing System. The set could also be used to temporarily mark other indefinite life minefields. However if these
minefields are to be left in place longer than 15 days, the HEMMS should be replaced with Minefield Marking Set Number
2 when time becomes available.
c. Each Minefield Marking Set is capable of marking 2300 to 3300 feet (700 to 1000 m) of minefield and safe lane
perimeter if the average pole spacing Is no less than 33 feet (10 m).
d. The poles are placed 33 to 49 feet (10 to 15 m) apart, except those poles adjacent to corner poles which are
spaced 13 feet (4 m) from the corner pole.
e. Pole positioning depends on topography, soil condition, and wind velocity.
f. The poles are joined together with fluorescent orange tape to form a restrictive fence.
g. Sets should be recovered and reused.