fire-and-forget missile

fire-and-forget missile

A missile that has an IR (infrared) or other self-guidance seeker and does not require aircraft to provide continued data about the target. Such a missile gets its initial data from aircraft and thereafter follows the target with help of its own seeker.
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RAM is a supersonic, quick reaction, fire-and-forget missile providing defense against anti-ship cruise missiles, helicopter and airborne threats, and hostile surface craft.
The fire-and-forget missile, also made by Rafael, is the Spike ER.
The Javelin is also a fire-and-forget missile, with lock-on before launch and automatic self-guidance, and can be deployed in 30 seconds and reloaded in 20 seconds, according to the manufacturer.
The Javelin medium-range, anti-tank missile system is a one-man transportable and employable fire-and-forget missile system that permits a single infantryman to engage any armored vehicle at ranges up to 2.
Amongst Western forces the most widely deployed of these missiles is the Raytheon Fim-92 Stinger fire-and-forget missile, which first entered service in 1982.
The sight and related energy source for the handheld, fire-and-forget missile launcher is designed to be operational for 20 years.
The principal competitor to MBT Law in Britain was a derivative of the Lockheed Martin Predator, an inertially guided, top attack, fire-and-forget missile with an EFP warhead and jet reaction controls.