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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The FIM-43 Redeye and its replacement, the FIM-92A Stinger, are infrared homing devices using cooled detectors.
This weighs only 10.1 kg (12.3 kg in launch tube), benefiting from the extreme accuracy provided by infrared homing, which allows for a lightweight warhead.
Northrop Grumman then developed the laser-homing Viper Strike derivative of the Bat, which in baseline form employs acoustic and infrared homing (and GPS and millimetre-wave guidance in its P3I form).
The first Russian air-to-air guided missile applied to helicopters was the lightweight (45 kg) infrared homing Molniya R-60 (AA-10).
Infrared homing is employed by the Euromissile Dynamics Group (EMDG) Trigat-LR.