MRUD is a directional fragmentation mine made in the former
Yugoslavia. It is supplied with folding legs that allow it be
be set up on the ground or attached to a tree/stakes. Generally
coloured olive green, it is known to have been used throughout
the Balkan region. The face of the mine encases a matrix of
650 5mm diameter steel balls that are fired in a forward direction
on initiation. A slight curve to the face of the mine widens
the spread of the fragments.
Main charge: 900g plastic (PETN or RDX)
used with an electrical command initiation fuze, it may also
be fitted with one or two tripwire fuzes and detonators. One
of the detonator wells may be used to link mines together with
fragmentation mines are not "mines" under the terms
of the Ottawa Convention (Mine Ban Treaty) because they are
designed to be used with an electrical initiation system. The
fact that they can also be used with victim-initiated fuzing systems is ignored.