height of burst


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height of burst

[′hīt əv ′bərst]
(ordnance)
Vertical distance from the ground, or target, to the point of burst.
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The user is also able to select height of burst or point-detonation fuzing options to optimize lethality against enemy personnel, light armored vehicles and structures.
To maximize effectiveness, the user can choose to engage the target with height of burst, point detonation or fuze delay.
The combat proven dual-mode guidance, together with height of burst and penetrating capability in one weapon system, enable the decision of target engagement to be made right up to the point of release.
Updated electronics have contributed to improved height of burst accuracy, reduced material costs, lower production costs, easier assembly and testing, and improved warhead mechanical interface.