mid-course guidance


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mid-course guidance

The guidance given to a missile after it has left the launcher and is en route to the target. The mother aircraft updates the target data. It also may be done by another suitable source. Also called in-course guidance or on-course guidance.
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One of a modular family of missiles with tandem boosters, the Hermes-A is the air-launched version, which will employ inertial mid-course guidance and laser spot terminal homing.
It has inertial mid-course guidance with provisions for mid-course target updating, and active radar guidance for the terminal phase, and the Granit may have a passive radar homing capability.

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