They are guided to targets up to two miles away by a TV magnification-seeker or infra-red seeker
The Hakim project entered its third -- and most ambitious -- phase in the early 1990s under the management of Britain's GEC-Marconi, who acquired that bit of the Ferranti business in this took a laser glide bomb, adapted with an infra-red seeker
head, and added rocket propulsion.
Usually guided by infra-red seekers
that home in on an aircraft's engine heat, they can often hit targets as high as 13,000 feet at a range of up to a few miles, and are especially dangerous to large and slow aircraft like civilian airliners and helicopters.
The HiPPAG 320 is a miniature, electronically controlled, pure air compressor and filtration system, designed as an on-board source of pure air for cooling the infra-red seekers
of the warplane's air-to-air missiles.
HiPPAG 320 is a miniature, electronically-controlled compressor and filtration system, designed as an onboard source of pure air for cooling the infra-red seekers
of an aircraft's air-to-air missiles.