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Hood Tech Well Positioned for Next Phase of Demand for UAV Launchers

Hood Tech Well Positioned for Next Phase of Demand for UAV Launchers

Hood Tech launchers for unmanned aerial vehicles are designed to do just what the predicted market will demand of them.

Hood River, OR, USA, April 22, 2015 — Hood Tech launchers for unmanned aerial vehicles are designed to do just what the predicted market will demand of them.

From: Hood Tech Corp Mechanical, Inc., Hood River, Oregon
Date: April 21, 2015
Subject: Hood Tech Well Positioned for Next Phase of Demand for UAV Launchers
Contact: Cory Roeseler, Hood Tech Corp Mechanical, Inc., 541 387-2255, cory@hoodtech.com

In the online Research and Markets, an article on UAV launchers (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/publication/m5dxe67/drone_launchers_market_shares_strategies_a) makes the following point: “Worldwide markets are poised to achieve significant growth as the drones market increases, bringing the need for launchers that do not use an airfield to get the aircraft airborne. Launchers provide a way to automate surveillance of wide areas and implement strategic military missions that strike at terrorists without injuring civilians.” “This is exactly what we have been doing”, said a Hood Tech representative. “For the past decade we have been building a launcher that eliminates the need for a runway, allowing the Navy of the US, the UK and elsewhere to launch UAVs from shipboards.”

When in 2002 Hood Tech began producing innovative UAV launchers and retrieval systems for small UAVs, those innovations enabled the elimination of runways. 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 turbine failures.

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

Contact:
Cory Roeseler
Hood Tech
135 Country Club Road, Building A
Hood River, Oregon 97031
541-387-2255
ken@hoodtech.com

http://www.hoodtech.com

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