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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Outside linebacker Trevor Donna is a heat-seeking missile returning 91 tackles, 16 for loss with 7 sacks.
The Balaban is guided by GPS and sensors, equipped with folding wings and could be mounted under aircraft, while the Ghaem was a heat-seeking missile that could hit within 50 centimeters of a target.
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A terrorist group called Jeish Al-yarmouk (Army of Yarmouk) claimed on Friday that it had shot down a Syrian Air Force fighter jet with a heat-seeking missile in Omm Walad township in the eastern side of Daraa province.
ISIL claimed yesterday it shut down the Jordanian F-16 with a heat-seeking missile and captured the pilot.
According to Stuff.co.nz, officials believe that the launcher that fired the SA-11 heat-seeking missile used a rudimentary radar system that gives an incomplete picture of what is flying above.
At least two people were killed in the city centre of Luhansk, which like Slaviansk is under separatist control, by a blast which rebels said came from a Ukrainian air strike but which the Ukrainians said was caused by a misfire of a heat-seeking missile by the rebels.
The group has claimed responsibility for bombing Cairo police headquarters in January and downing a military helicopter in the Sinai with a heat-seeking missile.
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