proximity fuze


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proximity fuze

n.
An electronic device for detonating a warhead as it approaches a target, used in antiaircraft shells. Also called VT fuze.

proxim′ity fuze`


n.
a device for detonating a charge, as in a projectile, within a predesignated radius of a target.
[1940–45]

proximity fuze

A fuze wherein primary initiation occurs by remotely sensing the presence, distance, and/or direction of a target or its associated environment by means of a signal generated by the fuze or emitted by the target, or by detecting a disturbance of a natural field surrounding the target.
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Military Laser Systems Market by Application (Laser designator, Laser Range Finder, LIDAR, 3D scanner, Laser Weapon, Dazzlers, Laser sights, Proximity Fuze, Ring laser Gyro, Laser Doppler Vibrometer, Laser Altimeter) by Domain (Aerospace, Defense and Homeland Security) - Forecast and Analysis to 2014 - 2020 http://www.
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When used with a Fuchs Electronics proximity fuze set to function at a pre-selected height above the target surface, the resulting combination of body fragments and steel spheres can cover a lethal area of about 2000 metres.
The target was then detected using an active RF proximity fuze that determined the optimal detonation time for the warhead.
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