Hood Technology Launcher to get Things Started in First of a Kind

Released on: July 24, 2015, 9:08 am (EDT)
Industry: Software

Hood River, OR, July 24, 2015 -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- “In a first, both (the US Navy and the Royal Singapore Navy) are using their Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) systems for conventional maritime warfare operations as part of (a joint ASEAN military) exercise.” Hood Technology launchers will get things started, launching the UAVs for the Royal Singapore Navy.

According to http://thediplomat.com/2015/07/us-singapore-launch-maritime-warfare-exercise/, Hood Technology launchers will send UAVS into the sky. “In a first, both (US and Singapore) sides are using their Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) systems for conventional maritime warfare operations as part of the exercise. “We’re pleased to support both navies, and are confident our launch systems will perform well,” 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.

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

Cory Roeseler
Hood Technology
135 Country Club Road, Building A
Hood River, OR 97031

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