According to an article distributed by the Defense Professionals News discussing the future of counterterrorism efforts.
Hood Techs imaging systems and the airframe that carries them will continue to be of vital importance in the future. “Some equipment and gear such as the Scan Eagle drone, the fire resistant clothing sets and the XM-25 grenade launcher will have uses far beyond the current fights (whereas a)... lot of other equipment will only find utility in conflicts just like the ones we have already fought.” All Scan Eagles to date have flown with Hood Tech imaging systems as the principal payloads. Both the airframes and the imaging systems have completed more than 500,000 combat hours, establishing a track record unmatched in efficiency and effectiveness.
Hood Technology Corp. Vision, Inc. (Hood Tech) designs and manufactures imaging and video processing systems for manned and unmanned aerial vehicles, 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 (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 deflections in industrial turbines and jet engines, a diagnostic method for anticipating future failures (hoodtech.com).
For further information, please contact Dr. Lars Bergstrom at Lars[.]hoodtech.com.
Contact: Dr. Lars Bergstrom, Hood Tech Corp Vision, Inc., 541-490-9099, lars[.]hoodtech.com