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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 group has claimed a series of high profile attacks in Sinai and elsewhere in Egypt, including bombings of police headquarters and the downing of a military helicopter with a heat-seeking missile.
These claims include that the jet was taken down by a missile, anti-aircraft fire or a laser-guided or heat-seeking missile.
Mr Mueller and his ilk need to be reminded that a few months before the Lockerbie bombing the trigger-happy USS Vincennes downed an Iranian passenger liner with a heat-seeking missile cruise killing all 270 Mecca-bound pilgrims.
The 'Flight Guard' system can be attached to Boeing passenger aircraft and would release decoys if an onboard sensor detects a heat-seeking missile coming at the aircraft.
Sucherman, in stating that the plane seemed "like a heat-seeking missile" that "was locked on its target" was not saying that it was a heat-seeking missile, but was simply describing in an emphatic manner the fact that the plane did not deviate from its course.
Its heat-seeking missile can hit targets up to three miles away.
While Bill Clinton was a heat-seeking missile of pop culture, George W.
In patients with low-grade chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), it seemed to kill tumor cells like a heat-seeking missile destroys a target (SN: 12/11/99, p.
A DRUG which works like a heat-seeking missile could help cure cancer.
The Fighting Falcon has thus become the twelfth aircraft type (other models include even Iraqi MiGs) qualified to carry the French heat-seeking missile.
THE British helicopter shot down by Iraqi terrorists in Basra was hit with a Russian-made heat-seeking missile, say military experts.
The ministry said an El Al passenger jet was being fitted with Flight Guard, which automatically releases diversionary flares if a heat-seeking missile is detected by an on-board sensor.