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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The venerable AIM-9X Sidewinder heatseeking missile, originally introduced in 1956, is still providing Navy pilots with aerial lethality through its many upgrades to meet fleet and aircraft demands.
He gets up and down the pitch like a heatseeking missile and takes no prisoners.
Last night it was claimed RAF Tornados had been fitted with heatseeking missiles to shoot down Russian jets in the Middle East.