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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MANILA, Philippines - The Department of National Defense (DND) expects the delivery of an initial batch of AIM-9L/I-1 Sidewinder infrared-guided air-to-air missiles this year for the Philippine Air Force's FA-50PH light interim fighter jets.
Request TOC of this Report- https://www.factmr.com/connectus/sample?flag=T&rep_id=3456 Infrared radiation is one of the most significant vital stealth signatures that need to be minimized to mask the naval vessels and aircrafts from infrared-guided missiles.
Combat helicopters like the Apache fly at relatively low speeds compared to fighter jets and often at low altitudes, so they are vulnerable to a wide range of threats including infrared-guided missiles and anti-tank guided weapons.
Chaff and flares are passive and defensive countermeasures to confuse and divert radar-guided or infrared-guided missiles fired by enemy aircraft, land launchpads and sites and vessels.
With the development of precision guided weapons, particularly radar-guided missiles and infrared-guided missiles, aircraft combat survivability is becoming increasingly important.
These systems can be mounted on civilian airliners to defend against infrared-guided missiles, which home in on aircraft by sensing engine heat.
Speaking during the delivery ceremony for the first three attack helicopters, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoy-an stated that the T129Bs' armament will include Roketsan's locally developed Myzrak-U long-range, infrared-guided, anti-tank missile and Cirit laser-guided 70 mm rocket.
Carl Smith, vice president of infrared countermeasures at Northrop Grumman's Land and Self Protection Systems division said that for nearly 20 years his firm been working in partnership with the UK MoD to give military aircrews protection from infrared-guided missiles.
En route, the Blackhawk takes fire from an infrared-guided man-portable air-defense system.
On Thursday [2009], the company announced a $77.4 million contract to produce infrared-guided missiles for South Korea and Taiwan.
Navy awarded Raytheon Company a USD 166.9 million contract for Lot 9 production and delivery of the AIM-9X infrared-guided air-to-air missile.