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Hood Tech Vision Contributes to the Success of US Navy Joint CARAT Exercises

Hood Tech Vision Contributes to the Success of US Navy Joint CARAT Exercises

US Navy joint CARAT exercise (the Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training Exercise) with Singapore and other Asian countries deemed a great success by commanding officer, commending particularly the “unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for the first time in an operational context”.

Hood River, OR, United States, September 04, 2015 — US Navy joint CARAT exercise (the Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training Exercise) with Singapore and other Asian countries deemed a great success by commanding officer, commending particularly the “unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for the first time in an operational context”.

From: Hood Tech Corp Vision, Inc., Hood River, Oregon
Date: September 3, 2015
Subject: Hood Tech Vision Contributes to the Success of US Navy Joint CARAT Exercises
Contact: Dr. Andy von Flotow, Hood Tech Corp Vision, Inc., 541-387-2288, andy@hoodtech.com

Success attended the recent Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (Exercise CARAT), according to http://news.usni.org/2015/08/26/lcs-fort-worth-integrates-fire-scout-uav-rhibs-into-bilateral-exercises-for-first-time, and quoting the ship commander. “It’s always nice to participate in a successful exercise”, said a Hood Tech Vision representative.

Cmdr. Christopher Brown, Fort Worth’s commanding officer, said the use of Unmanned Ariel Vehicles – both the Fire Scout and the Republic of Singapore Navy’s (UAV) – was the highlight of CARAT Singapore, “demonstrating the value of unmanned platforms in providing an enhanced maritime domain awareness picture for the afloat task group”. “We are always pleased to support US Navy exercises such as this one”, 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 0.24 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
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Contact:
Andy von Flotow
Hood Tech
1750 Country Club Road
Hood River, OR 97031
5413872288
ken@hoodtech.com

http://www.hoodtech.com

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