homing torpedo

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Noun1.homing torpedo - a torpedo that is guided to its target (as by the sound of a ship's engines)
torpedo - armament consisting of a long cylindrical self-propelled underwater projectile that detonates on contact with a target
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Some mines, such as the old encapsulated torpedo (CAPTOR) would release a MK-46 homing torpedo if a contact set it off.
The Light Weight Torpedo (TAL) is an electrically propelled, self- homing Torpedo, which can be launched both from ships and helicopters.