heat-seeker

heat-seeker

heat-seeker
A sensitive IR (infrared) detector and homing guidance system that can detect and lock onto a heat source. Modern heat-seekers can lock onto aerodynamic heating of the aircraft skin. A heat-seeker is an integral part of IR missiles and infrared search and track systems (IRST).
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Subban closed the scoring with a heat-seeker from the right point that Tuukka Rask didn't have a chance on at 4:17 of the second OT.
Back in 1997, a Sikorsky was downed by the PKK in northern Iraq with SA-7 Russian-made heat-seeker guided missiles.
HEAT-SEEKER Ramsay is still on the trail of his rivals in Malaysia
You can feel it and see it and he's one I really like," said Fallon of the son of Giant's Causeway, who was beaten four and three-quarter lengths by subsequent National Stakes third Heat-seeker at Tipperary in August.
This next generation of Sidewinder missile allows the pilot to get a heat-seeker lock on enemy aircraft that are further from the nose of the fighter and shoot preemptively at an enemy jet.
Her claim that she had committed a serious assault sparked a huge search for a victim, with 40 officers and a police helicopter using heat-seeker equipment combing nearby fields.
A police helicopter with heat-seeker and searchlights joined tracker dog patrols and eventually located the 33-year-old near a level crossing at West Tarring, West Sussex.
I think Glass is right on with his conclusion, but I would like to add one factor: to a technology heat-seeker like myself, the burnout factor will more likely be decreasing tolerance for organizational ambiguity and general corporate red tape, rather than the accelerating change rate of the technology itself.
IBM is now tweaking the top-end of that line with high performance, including industry-first personal video recording capabilities, for the heat-seeker crowd.
But, let's just turn the world according to the heat-seekers on its head for a moment - and consider an alternative presentation (one which is just as subjective).
But sadly for heat-seekers, the mercury now seems unlikely to go much beyond 20 degrees all week.
For heat-seekers and those who really want a tan, Lanzarote is the hottest of the islands due to it being only 70 kilometres from the Sahara Desert.