laser guidance

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laser guidance

[′lā·zər ′gīd·əns]
(navigation)
Guidance in which the target is continuously illuminated by a laser beam from an aircraft or other location so that missiles, bombs, or projectiles equipped with suitable seeker heads can home in on the laser energy reflected by the target.
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In 2014 Thales unveiled the 13lb (six kilogram) FreeFall LMM (FF-LMM) glide weapon, which has fixed wings, GPS/INS navigation and Semi-Active Laser (SAL) terminal homing.
Three versions of the Vulcano 155 mm are in the last development stage: an unguided one known as the BER (for Ballistic Extended Range), a GLR (for Guided Long Range) available with IMU/GPS terminal guidance, and an additional variant with semi-active laser guidance (a far-infrared seeker is also foreseen but will be limited to naval rounds).
The dual-mode seeker features an improved semi-active laser sensor and a low cost, all-weather, fire-and-forget, next generation millimeter wave radar.
The gliding munition was designed to kill armored vehicles using GPS-aided navigation and a semi-active laser seeker.
The LAHAT is barrel-launched missile equipped with a semi-active laser terminal-homing system and a simple autopilot that permits a programmable trajectory.
The test vehicle was launched with a fully integrated guidance and control system and semi-active laser seeker to evaluate subsystem performance in flight.
Built around BAE Systems proprietary Distributed Aperture Semi-Active Laser Seeker technology, with a mid-body guidance section that fits between the motor and the warhead, the APKWS solution easily transforms a standard unguided 2.
The rail-mounted JAGM guidance section flew six kilometers, engaged its precision-strike, semi-active laser and hit the moving target.
Following a thorough analysis of threat scenarios and operational concepts, MBDA confirmed the effectiveness of a missile solution, with cost issues leading to a semi-active laser guidance system.
Mid-Range Munition incorporates proven technology using a dual-mode seeker suite comprising an imaging infrared sensor and a digital semi-active laser seeker.
The steep price tag of the JCM is attributed to a sophisticated tri-mode seeker that packages a semi-active laser, a millimeter-wave radar and a heat-seeking infrared sensor.
The JCM is equipped with a tri-mode seeker that combines semi-active laser, imaging infrared, and millimeter-wave radar.