time fuze

time fuze

A fuze which contains a graduated time element to regulate the time interval after which the fuze will function.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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No time fuze was being produced in Pakistan earlier and the armed forces had to rely on their import spending approx 1.2 million dollars every year.
The traditional pattern of time fuze is based on a mechanical timing system, but these are giving way to electronic time (ET) fuzes based on solid-state electronics.
The cloud is created on impact or via a time fuze by a small explosive charge just prior to being detonated by a second, larger charge.
This happens after the 120 Aced cargo projectile's time fuze functions at a pre-selected point above a target.
In recent time fuze designs, the mechanical clockwork timing mechanisms used to initiate detonation close to the target have given way to electronic timers.