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Related to beam rider: Laser beam riding
beam rider[′bēm ‚rīd·ər]
A missile for which the guidance system consists of standard reference signals transmitted in a radar beam which enable the missile to sense its location relative to the beam, correct its course, and thereby stay on the beam.
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