beam-rider guidance


beam-rider guidance
A guidance system in which the equipment aboard the missile enables it to sense its location relative to a radar beam and correct its course, seeking out and following the path made by a radar beam. The missile is gathered in the beam and is guided onto the target continuously by the radar beam locked onto the target. Also called beam-climber guidance.
Surface-to-air missile is launched and is gathered in a wide beam. Thereafter, it is guided onto the target by a narrow beam.
Smart bomb homes onto the target. In this case, laser beam helps the bomb to home onto the target.

Aviation dictionary. 2014.

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