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 first external part hosts the GPS (SAASM) aerial, followed by four canards and by the height of burst sensor of the proxy fuse.
G-CLAW incorporates a Height of Burst sensor for optimal effects against a broad target set.
This technique gives a more accurately controlled height of burst, says the company, and the fuze does not react to clouds, mist, snow or rain.