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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It's like trading in your Remington 870 for a heat-seeking missile.
Which is why everyone expected Fox's heat-seeking missile "Empire" to earn a nod.
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.
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.
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.
It has claimed responsibility for bombings of police headquarters in Cairo and elsewhere, and for the downing of a military helicopter in the Sinai using a heat-seeking missile.
The match would be like one of those weddings where you turn up, wonder where all the guests are, then ponder why they're all stood ten deep in the corner, before realising what's going on and rapidly honing in on the bar like a heat-seeking missile.
Speculation that the plane was hit by an optic-guided or heat-seeking missile, rather than a radar-guided one, has also surfaced during the course of the controversy.
A heat-seeking missile proposed in continental Europe, aimed at the city of London" - Former PM Sir John Major on the suggested EU banking transaction tax.
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The Soviet-designed SA-7 is a shoulder-fired, heat-seeking missile which Israel said Palestinians had previously smuggled into Gaza.