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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It's starting to seem wherever Canning's men go trouble seems to follow like a heatseeking missile locked on its target.
The venerable AIM-9X Sidewinder heatseeking missile, originally introduced in 1956, is still providing Navy pilots with aerial lethality through its many upgrades to meet fleet and aircraft demands.
He gets up and down the pitch like a heatseeking missile and takes no prisoners.
Stopping in Rome only long enough to ponder the massive organized violence that once took place in the Colosseum, then at Auschwitz to consider even larger issues of inhumanity, Paget was now like a heatseeking missile headed for the numerous other locations then in the midst of conflict or tremendous change: Germany during unification, Moscow for glasnost, Cairo and finally Israel, which was as close to the Gulf War as he was able to get.
But as my pilot John Peters and I were beating a hasty retreat to the border, WHUMPH, a heatseeking missile took us out.
Last night it was claimed RAF Tornados had been fitted with heatseeking missiles to shoot down Russian jets in the Middle East.
The US Army is responding to the continued proliferation of advanced heatseeking missiles by developing the next generation of infrared countermeasures.