Hood Tech Vision Imagers Provide “Eyes” for US Navy SEALs

Hood Tech Vision imagers are widely used by the US Navy to support Naval Special Warfare (NSW), represented by the Navy SEALs.

Hood River, OR, United States., October 25, 2013 - (PressReleasePoint) - Hood Tech Vision imagers are widely used by the US Navy to support Naval Special Warfare (NSW), represented by the Navy SEALs.

Date:  October 24, 2013
Subject:  Eyes All Over the Skies:  Hood Tech Vision’s Imagers, and the UAVs that Carry Them, are Popular Worldwide
Contact:  Dr. Andy von Flotow, Hood Tech Corp Vision, Inc., 541-387-2288, andy@hoodtech.com

An online analysis makes clear (http://www.sldinfo.com/the-scan-eagle-as-a-combat-asset-shaping-a-new-business-model/) the popularity of Hood Tech Vision’s imagers and one of the fine UAVs that carry them.  Among the countries that have purchased (or rented) the systems are the US Navy, the UK, Australia, Canada, Malaysia, The Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, Japan, Columbia, Iraq, and Tunisia, with the possibility that Kuwait and Pakistan will soon be added to the lengthening list.  Those countries put Hood Tech Vision imagers on all continents, in every corner of every ocean with the possible exception of Antarctica--truly eyes in many skies spanning the globe.  From Europe to the Mideast to Africa to Asia and both North and South America, you can get a view of the world through Hood Tech Vision imagers.

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 matches improved stabilization technology with electro-optical lenses that zoom up to 170 times.  This results in a field of view of 0.3 degrees, in a package that weighs less than six kg.  Designed for manned and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), boats, land vehicles, and stationary mounts, the reliability and utility of Hood Tech’s daylight and thermal imaging products has been demonstrated over more than 700,000 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 1992.  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 failures.

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