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.
This is mainly due to the intention to pack as much HE as physically possible into the GPR-T fragmentation shell, resulting in a domed rather than streamlined nose but very efficient detonation effects over a target area under the control of some form of electronic time fuze
In recent time fuze
designs, the mechanical clockwork timing mechanisms used to initiate detonation close to the target have given way to electronic timers.
When the required range has been reached the time fuze
functions to produce an air burst able to neutralise targets normally hidden behind frontal cover.