Hood Tech Vision’s Imagers on Expedited Trip to Iraq

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Shipments of 10 UAVs carrying Hood Tech Vision’s imagers is being expedited in an effort to meet immediate demand.


Hood River, OR, January 16, 2014 - (PressReleasePoint) - Shipments of 10 UAVs carrying Hood Tech Vision’s imagers is being expedited in an effort to meet immediate demand.

Press Release
From: Hood Tech Corp Vision, Inc., Hood River, Oregon
Date: January 14, 2014
Subject  Hood Tech Vision’s Imagers on Expedited Trip to Iraq
Contact: Dr. Andy von Flotow, Hood Tech Corp Vision, Inc., 541-387-2288, andy@hoodtech.com

According to defense sources (http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/ain-defense-perspective/2014-01-08/us-speeds-delivery-uavs-hellfires-iraq and http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=121442) the UAVs carrying Hood Tech Vision imagers are being “expedited” to Iraq.  Hood Tech Vision provides electro-optical and infrared imagers for multi-INT missions.  They are used for intelligence, surveillance, and/or reconnaissance of potential enemy activities, in order to provide an early warning to friendly forces.

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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Hood Tech
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