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beam riding

n
(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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Experts, according to the Defense Post, say the modular LMM can use different precision guidance modes, including laser beam riding and laser designation, and carries a 3 kg dual-effect blast fragmentation and shaped charge warhead.
Whereas Denelss ultra-long range Mokopa is designed for a target that may be laser-designated by an external source, being out of sight of the launch platform, the company's 28.5 kg, 5000 metre range Ingwe (Leopard) employs laser beam riding. In pre-production ZT3 form it was used by South African forces in Angola in 1987 to destroy a number of T55 tanks.
As the motor sheave and the laser beam riding it come into alignment, the beam nests perfectly inside each target's V-groove.