The Spanish Defense Minister was briefed on the capability of Hood Tech UAV systems to battle Somali pirates.
Hood River, OR, United States, June 17, 2015 — The Spanish Defense Minister was briefed on the capability of Hood Tech UAV systems to battle Somali pirates.
From: Hood Tech Corp Mechanical, Inc., Hood River, Oregon
Date: June 16, 2015
Spanish Defense Minister Briefed on Hood Tech’s UAV Systems
Subject: Spanish Defense Minister Briefed on Hood Tech’s UAV Systems
Contact: Cory Roeseler, Hood Tech Corp Mechanical, Inc., 541 387-2255, 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 Hood Tech systems for the drone assigned to the ship. “Battling pirates is something we are confident our systems do well, and we are happy to be a small part of the Spanish mission,” said a Hood Tech representative.
When in 2002 Hood Tech began producing innovative UAV launchers and retrieval systems for small UAVs, those innovations enabled the elimination of runways for launch and retrieval. 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 failures.
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