target seeker

target seeker

[′tär·gət ‚sēk·ər]
(ordnance)
A missile having a self-contained system that provides homing guidance to the target. Also known as homer.
The device within such a missile that directs it to the target.

target seeker

i. A device installed in a missile or a bomb that directs it to the target. Such seekers may be radar, IR (infrared), laser, TV (television), or other electro-and/or optical devices. See heat-seeker.
ii. The missile guided to its target by a seeker.
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The MTS-916 line is known for its ability to replace multiple obsolete target simulators for AGM-65 Maverick and AGM-114 Hellfire missile guidance sections, as well as MAU-169 Paveway target seeker kits.
The presented method of controlling the motion of the axis of the designed target seeker uses phase trajectories of control deviations.
Numerical data of the optical target seeker The numerical data obtained from the optical target seeker were as follows: Rotary velocity of the rotor: n = 600 [rad/s].
Four types of target seeker with IRFPA are shown in figure (4, 5, 6 and 7).
All upgraded SDB with a moving target seeker will begin development in 2006.
The Harrier's target seeker had locked on to what it had interpreted as enemy radar.
The smart tactical missile propulsion system, mated with a target seeker, was launched from a Bradley Fighting Vehicle.
A state-of-the-art, target simulator for optical, infrared and laser guided weapons, the MTS-916 replaces multiple obsolete target simulators for AGM-65 Maverick and AGM-114 Hellfire missile guidance sections, as well as MAU-169 Paveway target seeker kits.
A state-of-the-art target simulator for optically guided weapons, the MTS-916 replaces multiple obsolete target simulators for AGM-65, TGM-65 Maverick, and AGM-114 Hellfire missiles and guidance sections, as well as MAU-169 Paveway target seeker kits.