Hood Tech Sends Old UAV Imaging System in New Airframe to Join the Navy

Top Quote Hood Tech's AltiCam 08 X300 turrets are part of two UAV systems being tested under the Early Operational Capability (EOC) for the Navy's Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (STUAS). End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) February 15, 2012 - Hood Tech Corp Vision, Inc. has contributed its field-proven AltiCam 08 X300 turrets to the new air frames being tested by the US Navy under its Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (STUAS) program. According to Strategic Defense Intelligence


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    the Navy has acquired two Early Operational Capability (EOC) systems, which include a new airframe and Hood Tech's AltiCam 08 X 300 turrets. That turret has proven itself in field operations on Navy ships and in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya with the Marine Corps, the Armed Force that will also use the new UAVs for testing and training at Twentynine Palms, California. (Marines with Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadrons 2 and 3 seem quite taken with their new system, according to their Facebook posting


    Hood Tech's President Andy von Flotow said, "We're delighted our existing AltiCam 08 X 300 turrets can continue to contribute to the Navy's development and training program, and we look forward to the Navy's use of our new AltiCam 11 EOIR2 turret."
    Hood Technology Corp. Vision, Inc. (Hood Tech) designs and manufactures imaging and video processing systems 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 500,000 hours of operations in a variety of temperatures, humidity, dust, smoke, haze, and other environmental factors (http://www.alticamvision.com).
    Hood Technology was founded by Dr. Andy von Flotow in Hood River, Oregon in 1993. In addition to stabilized imaging systems, Hood Technology develops, tests, and manufactures launch and retrieval systems for a variety of UAVs and monitors blade vibrations in industrial turbines and jet engines, a diagnostic method for predicting possible future failures (www.hoodtech.com).

    For further information, please contact Dr. Lars Bergstrom at Lars ( @ ) hoodtech dot com

    From: Hood Tech Corp Vision, Inc., Hood River, Oregon
    Date: February 9, 2012
    Subject: Hood Tech Sends Old UAV Imaging System in New Airframe to Join the Navy
    Contact: Dr. Lars Bergstrom, Hood Tech Corp Vision, Inc., 541-490-9099, lars ( @ ) hoodtech dot com

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