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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EMMA BUNTON barely had time to smile for the paparazzi when the two heat seeking missiles implanted in her top were reprogrammed to head straight for the free buffet cart.
On the bill are BOB WAYNE, TOO SPICY and THE HEAT SEEKING MISSILES.
Formed in 1937, Hymatic has made pneumatic and hydraulic equipment for 60 years and more recently has developed expertise in cryogenic cooling, technology used for a number of infra-red applications including heat seeking missiles, aircraft cockpits and pollution monitoring equipment.
Interest in developing infrared countermeasures (IRCM) systems to defend aircraft from shoulder-fired heat seeking missiles is warming up on both sides of the Atlantic.