The Colonials can use starship-based fighters to sweep for standard space mines. Each fighter can destroy 20 mines per turn. If the ship doing the mine sweeping has beam weapons then the ship will also use the beam weapons to destroy mines simultaneously.
The mine sweeping fighters can sweep normal minefields is the nearest edge of the minefield is within 100 Light-Years of the carrier. Fighters are unable to sweep web mines, due to their tougher construction.
These fighters can sweep a minefield that is centered inside an Ion Storm.
This advantage is enabled by default, and can not be disabled. The Mine Sweep mission triggers this advantage.
This advantage is worth 70 advantage points and is only available to the Missing Colonies of Man.