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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Best of all, this mad Merc is totally without temperament and can go from serene cruiser to heat-seeking missile in one prod of your toe.
there was a man from church in his bed a beautiful pentecostal preacher he really shouldn't be late again today he thought putting his forehead on the beautiful man's shoulder blade when the phone rang he knew it was his mother she was like a heat-seeking missile she could smell his lust if he even thought about sex, she called she told him to turn on the t.
The navy is planning to hit the out-of-control satellite with a heat-seeking missile as early as this morning.
High on Antipodean adrenaline, Airbourne come at you like a heat-seeking missile.
Flight Guard" automatically releases diversionary flares if a heat-seeking missile is detected by its on-board sensors, according to Reuters.
The Maverick is a heat-seeking missile that uses infrared and TV sensors to locate the target.
It was coming in at a high rate of speed, but not at a steep angle--almost like a heat-seeking missile was locked on its target and staying dead on course.
One witness said: "There was no time to move or react, you just saw it launch and go straight for her like a heat-seeking missile.
CNN quoted military sources as saying the plane was hit shortly after taking off from the same airport by a SAM-7 heat-seeking missile fired from the ground, which apparently hit the plane's engine, igniting it.
Decades of experiments have focused on how the pits enable the animal to turn into a heat-seeking missile for warm-blooded prey.
Our spies saw them in action at a party and report: "She moved in on Jack like a heat-seeking missile.