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an explosion in the atmosphere

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The M339 HE--MP--T was purposely developed to meet urban combat needs, and thanks to its programmable multi--functional fuse it can be used in Delayed Impact, Super Quick or Air Burst modes.
The target is lased, the MT fuse set for the range, and the round trigger-fired to air burst over the target.
Rheinmetall is currently developing air burst 40 mm medium velocity grenades, with an IR programming system that allows them to be used from any rifle, provided the programming system is mounted on the weapon.
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.
The advice has been proven to work, at Nagasaki and in the 2013 meteor air burst in Chelyabinsk, Russia.
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.
The Pyros fuse can be set in three different modes: height-of-burst, thus providing an air burst capability, point detonation, and delay, the latter allowing to exploit kinetic energy to penetrate roofs or walls before the fragmentation warhead detonates inside the building (its reduced dimensions limit collateral damages).
An air burst grenade launcher, the XM25 fires 25mm grenades which are set to explode in mid-air at or near the target.