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Infrared guidance: Missile or other guidance that locks onto an infrared energy source, and adjusts its flight controls to keep the source in the center of its course
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- Guided missile : A weapon that flies through air or space, under its own power, which adjusts its course to hit its target.
- Infrared light : In physics and engineering, a non-visible portion of the electromagnetic spectrum ranging from wavelengths of 750 nm to 1 mm, between the darkest visible red and the shortest submillimeter wave radar
- Infrared viewing : Range of technologies that do remote sensing in the infrared spectra, including both active illumination and passive reception, and both imaging and non-imaging (i.e., spectrometric) data reduction
- Air-to-air missile : A guided missile fired by one aircraft at another airborne target, such as an aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicle, or cruise missile
- AIM-9 Sidewinder : The first operational heat-seeking air-to-air missile, this weapon, with five generations of improvements, has been in service for over fifty years.
- Python 3 (missile) : Add brief definition or description
- Vympel K-13 (missile) : With the NATO code name AA-2 ATOLL, a reverse-engineered Soviet copy of an early-model U.S. AIM-9 Sidewinder, the first infrared-guided air-to-air missile produced by the Soviets
- Vympel R-60 (missile) : A short-range air-to-air missile (NATO: AA-8 APHID) with infrared guidance
- Vympel R-27 (missile) : Russian air-to-air missile in continued development, principally a medium- to long-range beyond-visual-range weapon
- Vympel R-73 (missile) : A fourth-generation Russian air-to-air missile, with infrared guidance intended for dogfighting.
- Network Centric Airborne Defense Element (missile) : An air-launched anti-ballistic missile intended for boost-phase intercept, built on largely existing components from the AIM-120 AMRAAM and AIM-9 Sidewinder air-to-air missiles and AN/APG-63 radar
- Surface-to-air missile : A guided missile fired from land or water, to destroy aircraft and possibly missiles; naval versions may have a secondary anti-shipping missile capability
- 9K31 Strela-1 : A Soviet-designed, mobile, short-range surface-to-air missile, with the NATO reporting name "SA-9 GASKIN"; no longer a first-line Russian weapon, it is deployed on the BRDM armored reconnaissance vehicle chassis.
- FIM-92 Stinger : A second-generation United States Army surface-to-air missile that can be fired from a soldier's shoulder, from vehicle-mounted launchers, and, in an air-to-air missile configuration, from attack helicopters. Uses combined infrared-ultraviolet guidance to resist countermeasures.
- Electronic warfare : A subset of information operations that deals with the use of electromagnetic or kinetic means to degrade an enemy's military electronics systems, to be able to operate one's own electronics in the face of enemy attacks, and to evade those attacks through protection or deception
- Infrared countermeasures : Equipment and flying techniques that can break the lock of a heat-seeking missile on a target aircraft.
- Flare (electronic warfare) : An expendable electronic warfare decoy form of infrared countermeasures
- Deceptive jammer : An electronic warfare device that confuses hostile sensors by sending them false signals that appear more attractive than the real, protected target
- Sacrificial decoy : Using electronic warfare techniques, a (usually) mobile transmitting device that will lure an enemy weapon to attack it rather than the real platform it is protecting
- Night vision devices : Devices that amplify very low levels of visible or infrared light, such as starlight, allowing people to see in apparent darkness. They do not work when no light is present, as do forward-looking infrared systems
- Stealth : The popular term for a collection of techniques that make a military vehicle (air, space, land, sea, or undersea) hard to detect and harder to direct weapons against