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Hood Tech Vision UAV Imagers Used by Spanish Navy to Search for Pirates

Hood Tech Vision UAV Imagers Used by Spanish Navy to Search for Pirates

The Spanish Navy deployed “on Operation Atalanta, in the waters of the Indian Ocean”, Hood Tech Vision imagers specifically “designed for data acquisition, both imaging and video, both day and night”. Using optical and infrared imaging, Hood Tech Vision simplifies the mission of monitoring for pirates.

Hood River, OR, September 24, 2015 — The Spanish Navy deployed “on Operation Atalanta, in the waters of the Indian Ocean”, Hood Tech Vision imagers specifically “designed for data acquisition, both imaging and video, both day and night”. Using optical and infrared imaging, Hood Tech Vision simplifies the mission of monitoring for pirates.

From: Hood Tech Corp Vision, Inc., Hood River, Oregon
Date: September 22, 2015
Subject: Hood Tech Vision UAV Imagers Used by Spanish Navy to Search for Pirates
Contact: Dr. Andy von Flotow, Hood Tech Corp Vision, Inc., 541-387-2288, andy@hoodtech.com

According to an article in defenceWeb (http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=40590) the Spanish Navy is using Hood Tech Vision imagers “off the Somali coast as part of its Operation Atalanta anti-piracy deployment”. These Hood Tech Vision imagers have been “producing some of the more valuable intelligence”. Featuring both optical and infrared cameras, Hood Tech Vision imagers are “specially designed for data acquisition, both imaging and video, both day and night”. The mission is designed “to identify and locate possible illegal activities related to piracy in the coastal strip”…“on the northern coasts of Somalia” and “on the East Coast, to identify and locate possible illegal activities related to piracy in the coastal strip”. “We’re delighted to be supporting the Spanish Navy in this role”, 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

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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