The US Navy is acquiring additional RQ-21A Blackjacks, including 12 new Hood Tech Unmanned Aerial Vehicle launchers.
Hood River, OR, United States, August 07, 2015 — The US Navy is acquiring additional RQ-21A Blackjacks, including 12 new Hood Tech Unmanned Aerial Vehicle launchers.
From: Hood Tech Corp Mechanical, Inc., Hood River, Oregon
Date: August 6, 2015
Subject: 12 More Hood Tech UAV Launchers Head to US Navy
Contact: Cory Roeseler, Hood Tech Corp Mechanical, Inc., 541 387-2255, firstname.lastname@example.org
According to Flightglobal online, 12 more Hood Tech launchers will soon head to the US Navy (http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/us-navy-purchases-six-more-insitu-rq-21a-blackjack-systems-415212/). Along with the launchers, some 30 UAVs and a dozen recovery systems will ship. “We’re delighted to continue to supply launchers to the US Navy,” said a Hood Tech representative. “They require limited deck space and are highly efficient.”
When in 2002 Hood Tech began producing innovative UAV launchers and retrieval systems for small UAVs, those innovations enabled the elimination of runways for launch and retrieval. This freed aircraft for shipboard use, for deployment in irregular or disrupted landscapes, and for other difficult locations. Showing their ruggedness and reliability, Hood Tech launchers have initiated tens of thousands of flights under the extreme environments of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan and aboard ships in the oceans around the globe.
Dr. Andy von Flotow founded Hood Technology in Hood River, Oregon in 1992. In addition to the design and manufacture of launch systems, Hood Technology:
-Provides zip test services for pre-flight safety verification of experimental aircraft and components.
-Owns and maintains a silent wind tunnel for measuring UAV engine and prop noise in accordance with MILSTD1474.
-Develops, tests, and manufactures stabilized imaging systems for a variety of UAVs
-Monitors blade vibrations in industrial turbines and jet engines, a diagnostic method for predicting possible future failures.
The Hood Tech web site is: www.hoodtech.com
135 Country Club Rd. Building A
Hood River, OR 97031