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fuse

verb To join or melt one substance into another.

fuse

(fūz) [L. fusus, poured]
1. A safety device consisting of a strip of wire made from easily meltable metal of predetermined conductance. The metal melts, breaking the circuit when excess current passes through.
2. To unite or blend together, as the coherence of adjacent body structures.
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MEMS fuzes and added sensors and technologies may provide the following new functions:
The successful test of the course correcting fuze builds on Raytheon's strength for providing precision- guided artillery munitions.
These fuzes are manufactured in Orlando, FL and Middletown, CT-based facilities of the company.
Artillery fuzes use reserve power sources such as batteries, but mortar fuzes often use air-driven turbines to generate power.
Second, the fuze industry, as it was prior to 1975, was almost entirely an offset of the horological industries, especially regarding the mechanical out-of-line safe timers and the mechanical time air-burst fuzes for artillery.
We believe the JPF is the most reliable bomb fuze in the US military's arsenal.
And at the same time, it has to be assumed that the view is that in the case of the MLRS, there is no cost-effective way of upgrading the rockets with new, smart fuzes.
Fuzes are critical and essential elements of all effective munitions.
In 2006, L-3 was awarded an unprecedented fourth consecutive Commanders Trophy for its teamwork, schedule performance and technical excellence in producing the M762A1/M767A1 Electronic Time Artillery Fuzes for the U.
This award for additional fuzes signifies the critical capability and demand for the JPF that only Kaman can satisfy.
makes the fuzes at plants in Middletown and Orlando, Fla.
KDI's proven experience with manufacturing more than 215,000 MOFA (Multi-Option Fuze for Artillery) fuzes for the U.