Demand for Hood Tech UAV Launchers Continues to Rise
Two recent sales of UAV systems to Singapore and Japan mean that demand
for Hood Tech’s UAV launchers continues strong.
Hood River, OR, August 03, 2012 -- Two recent sales of UAV systems to
Singapore and Japan mean that demand for Hood Tech’s UAV launchers
From: Hood Tech Corp Mechanical, Inc., Hood River, Oregon
Date: August 2, 2012
Subject: Demand for Hood Tech Launchers Continues to Rise
Contact: Cory Roeseler, Hood Tech Corp Mechanical, Inc., 541-490-7649,
According to sources reporting from the recent airshow in Farnborough,
England (e.g. http://www.militaryaerospace.com/articles/2012/07/insitu-
2012/news/july-11/Insitu-ScanEagle-Japanese.aspx), the demand for Hood
Tech’s launch systems, which are designed so that neither runways nor
extended deck space is required, is inevitably increasing. Hood Tech’s
compact, compressed-air, catapult launchers don’t even need the space of
a helicopter pad, operating easily (and frequently) in crowded deck
conditions, such as those typical of the corvettes on which the Singapore
Navy intends to deploy the launch systems.
When in 1990 Hood Tech began producing UAV launchers and innovative
retrieval systems for small UAVs, those innovations enabled the
elimination of runways for launch and retrieval. This freed aircraft for
shipboard use, in rugged landscapes, and for other difficult locations.
Showing their ruggedness and reliability, Hood Tech launchers have been
used to initiate tens of thousands of flights under the extreme
environments of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan and aboard ships in the
oceans across the globe.
Dr. Andy von Flotow founded Hood Technology in Hood River, Oregon in
1993. Along with the design and manufacture of launch systems, Hood
Develops, tests, and manufactures stabilized imaging systems for a
variety of UAVs and
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
Hood Tech Corp Mechanical, Inc.
135, Bldg. A, Country Club Rd.
Hood River, OR 97031