passive guidance

passive guidance

[′pas·iv ′gīd·əns]
(navigation)
Guidance of a vehicle by preset or inertial devices, without reliance on external signals or observations.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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With a low-observable composite airframe and capable of operational range in excess of 108nm, the NSM features an advanced passive guidance package which combines GPS-aided multi-sensor navigation with an advanced dual-band imaging seeker and autonomous target recognition for terminal guidance.
Like active guidance, passive guidance allows "fire and forget" weapons.
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