beam riding


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beam riding

[′bēm ‚rīd·iŋ]
(aerospace engineering)
The maneuver of a spacecraft or other vehicle as it follows a beam.
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Laser beam riding has been adopted for several Russian anti-armour missiles.
The weapon is available in the 9M123 tandem shaped charge or 9M123F thermobaric warhead form, and can be fired using laser beam riding or mm-wave radar command guidance.
Laser beam riding offers unjammable guidance, but miss distance is proportional to firing range, hence this system is suitable only for short ranges.