delayed-opening chaff

delayed-opening chaff

[di′lād ¦ō·pən·iŋ ′chaf]
(ordnance)
Chaff packages, with parachutes and time fuses, deployed from aircraft or ballistic missiles; intended to make the enemy believe there are flying targets far removed from the dispensing aircraft or missiles. Abbreviated DOC.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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