The US Navy is acquiring additional RQ-21A Blackjacks, including six new Hood Tech Vision UAV Imagers.
Hood River, OR, United States, August 05, 2015 — The US Navy is acquiring additional RQ-21A Blackjacks, including six new Hood Tech Vision UAV Imagers
From: Hood Tech Corp Vision, Inc., Hood River, Oregon
Date: August 4, 2015
Subject: New Order from the US Navy has Six New Hood Tech Vision UAV Imagers Shipping Soon
Contact: Dr. Andy von Flotow, Hood Tech Corp Vision, Inc., 541-387-2288, firstname.lastname@example.org
According to Flightglobal online, six more Hood Tech Vision imagers 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, 30 UAVs, a dozen recovery units, and an equivalent number of launchers will ship. “We’re pleased to continue to supply imagers to the Navy,” said a Hood Tech Vision representative. The imagers’ “electro-optical/infrared sensor ball can capture day and night full-motion video and has a mid-wave infrared imager. The UAV also has a laser rangefinder capability”…
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
Andy von Flotow
Hood River, OR 97031