heat-seeking missile

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a missile with a guidance system that directs it toward targets emitting infrared radiation (as the emissions of a jet engine)

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Using the results obtained in the design and production of new and modernization of serial devices with the examined optical elements for measuring and thermal control objects of different physical nature (IR optical instruments, laser sighting systems, infrared homing devices and surveillance, laser medical devices based on optical fibers, etc.) will increase their basic technical and operational characteristics (reliability, resource and service life, etc.) during operation, taking into account the impact of external thermo actions.
Strela 2M is a man-portable, shoulder-fired, low-altitude surface-to-air missile system with a high explosive warhead and passive infrared homing guidance.
The missiles are equipped with highly sensitive infrared homing head that can intercept high-speed aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles.
The missiles are equipped with highly sensitive infrared homing head which can intercept high speed aircraft and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.
The need to protect both military and civilian aircraft from attack by effective, inexpensive, easily launched infrared homing missiles is critical.
In the past quarter-century, over three quarters of shoot-downs have been by low-cost, widely available infrared homing, man-portable air-defence systems (Manpads).