A laser guided missile tracks a target marked with laser designation via optical hardware built into the nose of the missile.
Guided missile and laser targeting system
From alpha gameplay, it appears that the system combines the Guided Missile and Laser Painter from Battlefield 3 into one specialization. The pilot can lase a target and follow with a guided missile. The laser lock must be maintained until the weapon impacts, or it will fly harmlessly away.
- ↑ BF4 Scout Helicopter Massacre! Little Bird & Z-11W (Battlefield 4 Gameplay/Commentary) - YouTube, retrieved 2013-09-15