beam-riding missile

beam-riding missile

A guided missile directed to its target by beam-rider guidance. The missile, immediately after its launch and as soon as it attains controllable flight status, is gathered in the wide beam and directed onto the target. The guidance beam now narrows and passes the correction signals to the missile continuously to direct it to the target. See beam-riding guidance.
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One of the most serious threats is the KBP 9M121 Vikhr (AT-16), a supersonic laser beam-riding missile that can be used either against tanks or aircraft.
A laser beam-riding missile is less prone to jamming problems.
Initial development of the 2000-3000-metre range, laser beam-riding Missile Anti-carro della Fanteria (MAF) was undertaken as a private venture by OTO-Melara, with Officine Galileo for the guidance, Breda for the firing post, and SNIA-BPD for the rocket motor and the warhead.
Since the mid-1980s, the Israeli Army has been deploying an IR laser beam-riding missile derived from the wire-guided Hughes TOW.
The unmanned turret has two pairs of Denel Ingwe ('Leopard') laser beam-riding missiles in the ready-to-launch position with a stabilised day/night system mounted between them.
The ADATS employs Contraves search and track radars that can simultaneously follow up to six targets (with growth potential for ten), a Martin-Marietta EO module, and eight laser beam-riding missiles.