The Spanish Defense Minister was briefed on the capability of Hood Tech Vision UAV imagers to battle Somali pirates.
Hood River, OR, USA, May 29, 2015 — The Spanish Defense Minister was briefed on the capability of Hood Tech Vision UAV imagers to battle Somali pirates.
From: Hood Tech Corp Vision, Inc., Hood River, Oregon
Date: May 28, 2015
Subject: Spanish Defense Minister Briefed on Hood Tech Vision’s UAV Imagers
Contact: Dr. Andy von Flotow, Hood Tech Corp Vision, Inc., 541-387-2288, firstname.lastname@example.org
According to allafrica.com (http://allafrica.com/stories/201505151839.html), the Spanish minister of defense, Mr. Pedro Morenes, was not only the guest of honor but also visited the EU naval force flagship ESPS Galicia, and also the EU force commander Rear Admiral Alfonso Gomez, whose ship was docked in Somalia. The Minister thanked the crew for their hard work and reviewed the capability of the Hood Tech Vision sensors on board the drone assigned to the ship. “Battling pirates is something we are confident our sensors do well, and we are happy to be a small part of the Spanish mission,” 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
Andy von Flotow
1750 Country Club Rd
Hood River, OR 97031