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Czech Military to Use Hood Tech Vision UAV Sensors

Czech Military to Use Hood Tech Vision UAV Sensors

The Czech military wishes to use more UAVs for reconnaissance, eyes Hood Tech Vision imagers for the task.

Hood River, OR, USA, May 29, 2015 — The Czech military wishes to use more UAVs for reconnaissance, eyes Hood Tech Vision imagers for the task.

From: Hood Tech Corp Vision, Inc., Hood River, Oregon
Date: May 28, 2015
Subject: Czech Military to Use Hood Tech Vision UAV Sensors?
Contact: Dr. Andy von Flotow, Hood Tech Corp Vision, Inc., 541-387-2288, andy@hoodtech.com

According to the Prague Daily Monitor (http://praguemonitor.com/2015/05/20/czech-military-setting-eyes-drones), the Czech military wishes to use more UAVs in the future, especially for reconnaissance. The military has been testing Hood Tech Vision sensors on a UAV since January 2015. “President Milos Zeman has repeatedly recommended to the military that it use (UAVs) more often”. “We are confident that when the Czech forces have taken a good look at our sensors and their capability, they’ll like what they are able to see”, said a Hood Tech Vision representative.

When Hood Tech began producing 800-gm video-camera turrets in 1998, it enabled an entirely new class of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Hood Technology Vision now designs and manufactures imaging and video processing systems at the highest level of the National Imagery Interpretability Rating Scale (NIIRS): Level 9. Hood Tech Vision matches embedded stabilization technology with electro-optical lenses that zoom up to 200X. This results in a field of view of 0.3 degrees, in payloads that weigh from less than one to six kg. Hood Tech Vision imagers consume as little as one-fifth the power common for such systems, increasing the power budget available to other sensors for Multi-INT missions.

Designed for manned and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), boats, land vehicles, and towed and stationary mounts, the reliability and utility of Hood Tech’s daylight and thermal imaging products has been demonstrated during more than 900,000 hours of use in a variety of temperatures, humidity, dust, smoke, haze, and other environmental factors (http://www.hoodtechvision.com).

Dr. Andy von Flotow founded Hood Technology in Hood River, Oregon in 1993. Along with the design and manufacture of stabilized imaging systems, Hood Tech:

-Develops, tests, and manufactures launch and retrieval systems for UAVs
-Operates controlled launch and quiet wind tunnel test facilities
-Monitors blade vibrations in industrial turbines and jet engines, including diagnostic methods that predict possible future turbine failures.

The Hood Tech web site is: www.hoodtech.com

Contact:
Andy von Flotow
Hood Technology
1750 Country Club Rd
Hood River, OR 97031
5413872288
ken@hoodtech.com

http://www.hoodtech.com

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