Draft EA Projects Hood Tech Visionís UAV Imagers will be in Hawaii in Early 2015

Hood Tech Vision imagers will redeploy from California with nine RQ21-A systems to Hawaii, likely in early 2015, according to a draft environmental assessment.

Online PR News – 16-January-2014 – OR – Hood River, OR, United States, January 16, 2014 -- Hood Tech Vision imagers will redeploy from California with nine RQ21-A systems to Hawaii, likely in early 2015, according to a draft environmental assessment.

From: Hood Tech Corp Vision, Inc., Hood River, Oregon
Date: January 14, 2014
Subject: Draft EA Projects Hood Tech Visionís UAV Imagers Will be in Hawaii in Early 2015
Contact: Dr. Andy von Flotow, Hood Tech Corp Vision, Inc., 541-387-2288, andy@hoodtech.com

According to the Small Unmanned Aircraft System 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), a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) projects that Hood Tech Visionís UAV imagers will be redeployed with the RQ-21A in early 2015. The draft EA projects nine systems of five aircraft each. Imagers for the RQ-21A include both electro-optical and infrared imagers, laser range finders, and fully gimbaled mounts.

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 Techís 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

Contact:
Andy von Flotow
Hood Tech
3100 Cascade
Hood River, OR 97031
5413872288
ken@hoodtech.com
http://www.hoodtech.com

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Andy von Flotow
Hood Tech
3100 Cascade
Hood River OR, 97031

5413872288