target seeker

target seeker

[′tär·gət ‚sēk·ər]
(ordnance)
A missile having a self-contained system that provides homing guidance to the target. Also known as homer.
The device within such a missile that directs it to the target.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

target seeker

i. A device installed in a missile or a bomb that directs it to the target. Such seekers may be radar, IR (infrared), laser, TV (television), or other electro-and/or optical devices. See heat-seeker.
ii. The missile guided to its target by a seeker.
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