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beam riding

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(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a method of missile guidance in which the missile steers itself along the axis of a conically scanned microwave beam
beam rider n
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Despite its lower cost, the Mi-28N lost to the AH-64 in India, perhaps because its radar was at an earlier stage of development, and its main armament consists of eight radar beam-riding 9M120 Ataka-V (AT-9) missiles, with a range of 5.
Full-scale development and series production of a laser beam-riding version of the LMM will be launched to equip the UK Royal Navy's AgustaWestland Lynx Wildcat helicopters.
By adding a laser designator to guide beam-riding munitions, a new tool for coordinating artillery has been created.
The unmanned turret has two pairs of Denel Ingwe ('Leopard') laser beam-riding missiles in the ready-to-launch position with a stabilised day/night system mounted between them.
Two targets can be engaged simultaneously, one missile using millimetre-wave radar guidance and the other laser beam-riding.
One of the most serious threats is the KBP 9M121 Vikhr (AT-16), a supersonic laser beam-riding missile that can be used either against tanks or aircraft.
A laser beam-riding missile is less prone to jamming problems.
The missile developed to replace the Milan was to have been the EMDG Trigat-MR (medium range), which employs laser beam-riding for an unjammable day/night adverse-weather capability.