heat-seeking missile

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Noun1.heat-seeking missile - a missile with a guidance system that directs it toward targets emitting infrared radiation (as the emissions of a jet engine)
brilliant pebble - a code name for a small computerized heat-seeking missile that was supposed to intercept and destroy enemy missiles
missile - a rocket carrying a warhead of conventional or nuclear explosives; may be ballistic or directed by remote control
Stinger - a portable low altitude surface-to-air missile system using infrared guidance and an impact fuse; fired from the shoulder
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The test demonstrated the aircraft's ability to fire the heat-seeking missile at high speed.
A DRUG which works like a heat-seeking missile could help cure cancer.
CMWS, for which BAE won several contracts last year, is a system designed to notify the pilot/driver of an aircraft/vehicle when it has been targeted by a heat-seeking missile, and to identify the source of the threat.
The heat-seeking missile went underwater about 12 miles after being fired.
When time is of the essence, CityPass is a heat-seeking missile to Atlanta's visitor bounty, making a shallow dent in the budget.
Theories have abounded that the aircraft was hit by a Navy heat-seeking missile, however the National Transportation and Safety Board (NTSB) has reported that an explosion in one of the Boeing 747`s fuel tanks was the cause.
She saw the future of tennis and it was a heat-seeking missile.
In a slanging match Mrs Hamilton calls the pair "absolutely vile" while they retaliate with the observation that she's "a heat-seeking missile in slingbacks.
Later, when the randy old knight goes to woo Mistress Ford (Melora Marshall), Blumenfeld launches himself onto a divan like a heat-seeking missile, practically taking half the stage with him.
Our spy reveals: "Kate spotted a tall, dark-haired guy she fancied in the crowd and zoomed in on him like a heat-seeking missile.
One scene based on actual events shows an earlier Army test of a heat-seeking missile in which it failed under routine conditions, so officials strapped several electric hot plates to the target's surface to assure the missile would hit the mark.
Government is expected to provide up to $1M in new funding to SDI for further research and development on the SICM / TIICM(TM) (Tactical Integrated Illuminating Countermeasures) technology for countermeasures against certain heat-seeking missile threats posed by terrorists against airliners and military aircraft.