infrared homing

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infrared homing

[¦in·frə¦red ′hōm·iŋ]
(engineering)
Homing in which the target is tracked by means of its emitted infrared radiation.
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And they have now employed the help of a heat-seeking drone with a specialist night scope and thermal cameras in a bid to find her.
The purpose of this acquisition is to cover the Armed Forces' demand for heat-seeking cameras for smoke-diving operations on the Navy's vessels.
A laser system will fend off all existing heat-seeking missiles.
Heat-seeking warheads can be used to attack passenger and military aircraft.
Helicopters with heat-seeking equipment were used and experts from Colchester Zoo called in.
Whether tackling the single player challenge or getting your mates involved in online multiplayer, the brilliant arsenal of weird and wonderful weapons at your worms' disposal continues to be the star on iPhone and iPad, whether it's grenades, holy water or heat-seeking missiles that you're carefully aiming at the enemy.
However, BAE Systems says its new infra-red system called 'Adaptiv', has the advantage of protecting a vehicle from heat-seeking missiles.
They picked gingerly through the ruins, poking heat-seeking cameras into gaps between piles of bricks and sending sniffer dogs over concrete slabs.
A heat-seeking camera found John Mealin, 23, covered in mud and hiding in a hedge, Derby Crown Court was told.
A CANNABIS farm with drugs of a street value of nearly pounds 30,000 has been found by police using heat-seeking technology.
Further tests are expected to culminate with an air-launched test in 2010 with a view to making the missile operational by 2012, although South Africa has not yet signed an acquisition contract for the heat-seeking A-Darter (the Air Force, in the meantime having ordered the Iris-T from Diehl BGT as a cross-gap measure to equip its Gripens).
A campaign is being launched to crack down on the problem by using heat-seeking cameras and flying drones.