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beam riding

[′bēm ‚rīd·iŋ]
(aerospace engineering)
The maneuver of a spacecraft or other vehicle as it follows a beam.
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In co-operation with Aviakon, ATE modified four Azerbaijan aircraft to Mi-24G standard with laser beam-riding SKDB Luch Barer-V missiles.
The laser beam-riding Kornet E has a maximum range of 5500 metres by day and up to 3500 metres at night when the 1PN79-1 thermal sight is fitted.
The Starstreak is a hypersonic projectile that launches three laser beam-riding 0.
Laser beam-riding is also used by the Kentron Ingwe (Leopard), which is an upgrade of the earlier ZT-3.
The missile developed to replace the Milan was to have been the EMDG Trigat-MR (medium range), which employs laser beam-riding for an unjammable day/night adverse-weather capability.
The Spear is a rocket-assisted round with laser beam-riding guidance.
the world's first laser beam-riding anti-tank missile to enter service (Israel Military Industries' MA-PATS);
The form of guidance used is of the laser beam-riding type, which permits the frontal attack of approaching airborne targets at maximum operational range.