height of burst


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height of burst

The vertical distance from the Earth's surface or target to the point of burst. Also called HOB. See also optimum height of burst; safe burst height; types of burst.
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The first external part hosts the GPS (SAASM) aerial, followed by four canards and by the height of burst sensor of the proxy fuse.
The projectile's fuse can function in one of three modes: height of burst, point-detonate or point-detonate with delay.
The round was set to activate in "height of burst" mode using an enhanced portable inductive artillery fuze setter.