proximity fuse


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proximity fuse

n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) an electronically triggered device designed to detonate an explosive charge in a missile, etc, at a predetermined distance from the target
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As he points out, a narrow difference in timing in the appearance of radar and the proximity fuse might have doomed the aircraft carrier to irrelevance; it was not until well into World War II that a carrier could muster sufficient striking power to hold a combat-ready battleship at risk.
Oh, and one of Crosley's companies was also responsible for work on the top-secret proximity fuse in World War II, considered one of three projects pivotal to the Allied victory, right after the A-bomb and radar.
My first assignment was to redesign a proximity fuse for anti-personnel shells because the original manufacturer couldn't get it to work.
It's designed to get close, and the proximity fuse automatically goes off.
The Hoplite-S features a ladar that is used in four different roles, namely radar altimeter, proximity fuse, 3D imager, and semi-active laser receiver, the flight being programmed via waypoints.
3-gram pellets were only going to merely scratch the paint off a mortar round, but could nevertheless (as it has indeed proved, by the way) trigger the proximity fuse (if fitted) or the impact fuze (sheer luck) of the mortar or artillery shell.
The Dart contains a proximity fuse for anti-air and anti-surface duties, as well as impact and delayedimpact options, plus time and airburst detonation.