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proximity fuzes

Definition/Scope: A fuze wherein primary initiation occurs by remotely sensing the presence, distance, and/or direction of a target or its associated environment by means of a signal generated by the fuze or emitted by the target, or by detecting a disturbance of a natural field surrounding the target.

Used For:

proximity, variable time fuzes
variable time, proximity (fuzes)
VT (variable time fuzes)

Broader Terms:

fuzes (ordnance)

Narrower Terms:

electrostatic fuzes
hydrostatic fuzes
magnetic fuze

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