The FIM-43 Redeye and its replacement, the FIM-92A Stinger, are infrared homing
devices using cooled detectors.
This weighs only 10.1 kg (12.3 kg in launch tube), benefiting from the extreme accuracy provided by infrared homing
, which allows for a lightweight warhead.
Northrop Grumman then developed the laser-homing Viper Strike derivative of the Bat, which in baseline form employs acoustic and infrared homing
(and GPS and millimetre-wave guidance in its P3I form).
The first Russian air-to-air guided missile applied to helicopters was the lightweight (45 kg) infrared homing
Molniya R-60 (AA-10).
is employed by the Euromissile Dynamics Group (EMDG) Trigat-LR.