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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In the past quarter-century, over three quarters of shoot-downs have been by low-cost, widely available infrared homing, man-portable air-defence systems (Manpads).
The FIM-43 Redeye and its replacement, the FIM-92A Stinger, are infrared homing devices using cooled detectors.
BAE Systems' ALQ-144A is a lightweight countermeasures set that protects helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft against surface-to-air and air-to-air infrared homing missiles.
3 kg in launch tube), benefiting from the extreme accuracy provided by infrared homing, which allows for a lightweight warhead.