Draft EA Part of Process to Improve Marine Forces in Hawaii Feature Hood Tech’s Launchers for the RQ-21A UAV

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Nine RQ-21A systems and associated Hood Tech Mark 4 launchers will redeploy from California to Hawaii. The launchers are expected to be in place in Hawaii in early 2015.


Hood River, OR, January 22, 2014 - (PressReleasePoint) - Nine RQ-21A systems and associated Hood Tech Mark 4 launchers will redeploy from California to Hawaii.  The launchers are expected to be in place in Hawaii in early 2015.

Press Release
From: Hood Tech Corp Mechanical, Inc., Hood River, Oregon
Date: January 21, 2014
Subject: Draft EA Part of Process to Improve Marine Forces in Hawaii Feature Hood Tech’s Launchers for the RQ-21A UAV
Contact: Cory Roeseler, Hood Tech Corp Mechanical, Inc., 541 387-2255, cory@hoodtech.com

According to Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems News (http://www.suasnews.com/2014/01/26850/proposed-relocation-of-us-navy-drone-squadron-to-hawai%CA%BBi/?utm_source=sUAS+News+Daily&utm_campaign=9179bc7933-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b3c0776dde-9179bc7933-303664173), nine RQ-21A UAV systems using Hood Tech’s Mark 4 launcher will potentially be redeployed from California to Hawaii.  A Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) provides the general plans and some details of the proposed redeployment.  The RQ-21As and Hood Tech launchers for them will ship to Hawaii in early 2015, according to the EA.

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.

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


Press Contact:
Cory Roeseler
Hood Tech
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Hood River, OR 97031
541-387-2255
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