heat-seeker

heat-seeker

heat-seeker
A sensitive IR (infrared) detector and homing guidance system that can detect and lock onto a heat source. Modern heat-seekers can lock onto aerodynamic heating of the aircraft skin. A heat-seeker is an integral part of IR missiles and infrared search and track systems (IRST).
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Liverpool's third and fourth were examples of how Klopp's team can go direct with panache and precision - Andy Robertson's long pass cushioned by Salah for Sadio Mane to volley home, Alisson's raking heat-seeker starting the move which ended with Salah winning and despatching the penalty.
Liverpool's third and fourth were examples of how Klopp's team can go direct with panache and precision - Andy Robertson's long pass cushioned by Salah for Sadio Mane to volley home, then Alisson's raking heat-seeker starting the move which ended with Salah winning and despatching the penalty.
Subban closed the scoring with a heat-seeker from the right point that Tuukka Rask didn't have a chance on at 4:17 of the second OT.
Back in 1997, a Sikorsky was downed by the PKK in northern Iraq with SA-7 Russian-made heat-seeker guided missiles.
HEAT-SEEKER Ramsay is still on the trail of his rivals in Malaysia
You can feel it and see it and he's one I really like," said Fallon of the son of Giant's Causeway, who was beaten four and three-quarter lengths by subsequent National Stakes third Heat-seeker at Tipperary in August.
This next generation of Sidewinder missile allows the pilot to get a heat-seeker lock on enemy aircraft that are further from the nose of the fighter and shoot preemptively at an enemy jet.
Her claim that she had committed a serious assault sparked a huge search for a victim, with 40 officers and a police helicopter using heat-seeker equipment combing nearby fields.
A police helicopter with heat-seeker and searchlights joined tracker dog patrols and eventually located the 33-year-old near a level crossing at West Tarring, West Sussex.
I think Glass is right on with his conclusion, but I would like to add one factor: to a technology heat-seeker like myself, the burnout factor will more likely be decreasing tolerance for organizational ambiguity and general corporate red tape, rather than the accelerating change rate of the technology itself.
The chilli poppers hit you in a rush of creamy, cheesy and spicy as irrepressible as the heat of a desert afternoon, celebrating each diner's quest for fire EoAC" a heat-seeker's dream.
HEAT-SEEKER: A firefighter battles with flames endangering houses at North Epping, 11 miles north of the centre of Sydney SAVED: A possum is given burn cream for his nose and paws