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an explosion in the atmosphere

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The target is lased, the MT fuse set for the range, and the round trigger-fired to air burst over the target.
a 150 mgd raw water intake facility comprised of two sluicing channel intake structures, two intake valve vaults, raw water piping, and an air burst system.
The first was the anti-tank missile position, covered or non--covered, at a range of 5,000 metres, which required air burst (thus a time fuse) and axial fragments in the form of tungsten balls.
offering a range of smart fuze settings from air burst to post impact, along with selectable terminal impact angles and angle of attack control, the GBU-50 takes the capabilities of both the MK-84 and BLU-109 to a new level.
Its technical designation was GBU-43/B, its everyday one the Massive Ordnance Air Burst (MOAB) weapon; the latter immediately earned it a name that played on Saddam's own description of the 1991 war: the "Mother Of All Bombs.
Experts have called it the "Judge Dredd" gun, after the Sylvester Stallone movie, but the Pentagon calls it the XM-25 Individual Air Burst Weapon, which uses a laser rangefinder to precisely measure the distance to a target, then primes a fuse on a timed grenade so that the projectile explodes exactly where it should.
The Services, with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, should "procure a contingency arsenal of current successful special-purpose, non nuclear weapons" such as the recently developed Massive Ordnance Air Burst bomb;
It's almost exactly the same as a nuclear air burst.
Trainees can now engage simulated targets with air burst or impact using the simulated FFV441 HE round, impact and delay with the FFV502 HEDP round, illuminate or obscure the battlefield with the FFV545 Illumination or FFV469 Smoke rounds and engage armoured vehicles with the FFV551 HEAT rounds.
To improve 40 mm grenade effectiveness against hidden targets numerous companies are developing air burst munitions.
The XM25 air burst weapon system will provide individual soldiers with precision airburst capability.
would be developed as the XM8, and die grenade launcher would become the XM25 Air Burst Weapon.
The US air force dropped a 10-ton MOAB - Massive Ordnance Air Burst - on one of its ranges at Eglin, Florida.
Work includes removal and replacement of existing screens, slide gates, pumps, power supply, motor control center and instrumentation; triangular telemetry to automate flushing operations base on river, lake and ditch conditions; in-water work requiring temporary cofferdam construction, dewatering / rewatering and fish handling; tie-in and/or abandonment of existing infrastructure, street repairs, air burst cleaning system, site improvements, offsite mitigation, traffic and pedestrian control and all other incidentals necessary to complete the specified work in accordance with the contract, plans, contract provisions and the standard specifications.