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groundburst

(ˈɡraʊndˌbɜːst)
n
(Military) the detonation of a bomb, esp a nuclear warhead, on the ground rather than in the air
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All the stops were pulled for Joint Exercise Sentinel Warrior in terms of resources, such as specialized tactical vehicles, UH-60s from the Colorado National Guard, ground burst simulators, and elite heavy weapons.
Your interview with Yvonne Morris was spot-on in that we were under an incredible amount of stress as the Titan and all of the support equipment demanded our constant attention, as well as we guessed the Soviets had two SS-20s targeted against us on a ground burst.
Areas had been set up around the base for the use of Ground Burst Simulators (GBS).
Various studies have suggested that the minimum mass to produce such global consequences is several tens of billions of tons, resulting in a ground burst explosion with energy in the vicinity of one million megatons of TNT.
Authorities said Barr threw a military training explosive called a ground burst simulator through the rear door of The Backdoor tavern, and called out a derogatory remark about sexual orientation.
My job was pretty simple: observe the base's emergency response to the Munitions Storage Area (MSA) and help the Exercise Evaluation Team (EET) activate three Ground Burst Simulators (GBS) to simulate 1.
Be it enemy troop movements or the effectiveness of ground burst munitions on a column of tanks, intelligence experts have to give wartime commanders an idea of what might happen.
He is alleged to have thrown a military training ground burst simulator into a gay bar,'' Arranaga said.
A 1964 study concluded: "The number of deaths resulting from a heavy nuclear attack with with ground burst bombs, mainly in the central belt of Scotland, would be so great that normal interment would not be a practical proposition.
because the pipes at his old Firhill stomping ground burst.
As we were in shallow "shell-scrapes" the ground bursts were no big problem, but we were partly under trees, and the sensitive fuses on the mortar bombs detonated on contact with the boughs, creating dangerous "air-bursts.
Anthony Cordesman of Washington's Centre for Strategic and International Studies, in an assessment presented to the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee in July, warned that if Iraq delivered lethal biological agents against an Israeli city, "Israel would probably massively retaliate with nuclear ground bursts against every Iraqi city not already occupied by US-led coalition forces".