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Polish AP Mines :

PMD-6M (ussr, polish made)

POMZ-2, POMZ-2M (ussr, polish made)

OZM-3 (ussr)

PSM-1 (ussr)

MON-100 (ussr)



Polish AT Mines :

TM-53 - polish made

TM-62M (and practice UJTM-60), manufactured in Poland

MPP-61 - ussr, manufactured in Poland

Pt-Mi-Ba-III - czech, manufactured in Poland

MKU - polish made

MPB - polish, EFP mine

MS-64 - polish (anti vehicle)

PMK-1 - polish (railway mine)

MPP-B - polish

MN-121 - polish (for cargo warhead)

MN-111 - polish (for helicopter laying)

MN-123 - polish (for self propelled discharger)



Signal mines :

"Plomien 60"

SM - bulgarian MOP-2




River mines
:

PDM-3Ja - soviet
MPR - polish

Sea mines :

MPD - polish

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Mines in Polish use :

Mark got me this text on Polish mines, which came off the web :


The Engineering Corps indicated that Poland possesses the following types of antipersonnel mines: PMD-6, POMZ-2, POMZ-2M, PSM-1, PSM-1 (no explosive content - for training), MON-100, MON-100 (no explosive content - for training), and MOP-2 (very small quantities).
Human Rights Watch has identified several antivehicle mines produced and stockpiled by Poland that may have antipersonnel capabilities: MN-111, MN-121, MN-123 and MPP-B varieties.

Production, Transfer and Use

Poland produced three types of antipersonnel mine, and imported a fourth type. Production of the PMD-6 ceased in 1957, of the POMZ-2 in the 1960s, and of the MON-100 in 1988. The PSM-1 was last imported in the 1980s from Bulgaria.
Poland previously exported antipersonnel mines, but in November 1995 informed the UN that export had been halted de facto following adoption of UN General Assembly Resolution 48/75 in December 1993. An export moratorium in 1995 was made permanent by a Cabinet decree on 7 April 1998 and then superceded by a law adopted in September 2002. In September 2002, Poland confirmed that it was already complying with the Mine Ban Treaty prohibitions on production and transfer of antipersonnel mines.
In March 2004, the Ministry of Defense re-stated its previous position that any decision to allow transit through Poland of foreign antipersonnel mines would be “of a political character and in regard to the NATO allies probably regulations adopted in frame of the ‘SOFA’ [Status of Forces] agreement will be relevant.”
The Ministry of Defense confirmed that in 2003, as in 2001 and 2002, no antipersonnel mines were used in joint military operations with other States not party to the Mine Ban Treaty; antipersonnel mines were used exclusively for training demining troops.

Stockpiling

Poland reported that it possessed a stockpile of 997,680 antipersonnel mines as of the end of 2003. During 2003, 58,291 POMZ-2(2M) mines were dismantled due to expiry of shelf-life.Poland’s first Article 7 report disclosed a stockpile of 1,055,971 antipersonnel mines as of the end of 2002.
In February 2001, the Ministry of Defense confirmed that Poland possesses Claymore-type directional fragmentation mines, but that these are “meant exclusively for mine-controlled detonation...[which] excludes the possibility of accidental detonation.” The MON-100 is described in the first Article 7 report as “Directional fragmentation mine, if equipped with a MUW fuse attached to a trip wire.”
In its Amended Protocol II Article 13 report, Poland declared, “All antipersonnel mines remaining within the Polish Armed Forces equipment are detectable. However, the mines do not satisfy the standards specified in the para 3 Technical Annex and in this respect their modernization is not planned.”
Human Rights Watch identified several antivehicle mines possessed by Poland that may have antipersonnel characteristics, and thus may be prohibited by the Mine Ban Treaty. These include the MN-111, MN-121, MIN-123 and MPP-B.
In March 2004, the Ministry of Defense confirmed that destruction of the antipersonnel mine stockpile is not a problem in financial terms. The Ministry has not started discussions on the destruction methods or timetable