Definition of Heat-seeking missile
1. Noun. A missile with a guidance system that directs it toward targets emitting infrared radiation (as the emissions of a jet engine).
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Literary usage of Heat-seeking missile
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1. War Crimes in Bosnia-Hercegovina by Helsinki Watch (Organization : U.S.), Helsinki Watch, Helsinki Watch (Organization : U.S., Ivana Nizich (1993)
"Results of an Italian-led preliminary investigation showed that the plane had been hit by at least one shoulder-fired heat-seeking missile. ..."
2. Dust Off: Army Aeromedical Evacuation in Vietnam by Peter Dorland, James Nanney (2001)
"... Soviet SA-7 heat-seeking missile. This antiaircraft device was about five feet long, weighed thirty-three pounds, and had a range of almost six miles. ..."
3. Setup: What the Air Force Did in Vietnam and Why by Earl H. Tilford, Jr. (1991)
"... the MiGs often entered the fray positioned for an initial stern attack with the Atoll heat-seeking missile, a Soviet version of the AIM-9E Sidewinder. ..."