According to Asia One News, Dr Ng Eng Hen, Singapore’s Minister of Defense, today visited the Singapore Navy. He observed “a demonstration of the integrated operations between … naval helicopters and … frigates and also witnessed the RSN conduct a multi-dimensional exercise” … and was briefed on how Hood Technology’s imaging systems, on board a small UAV, are used “to deliver a significant improvement to Singapore's overall fighting capabilities.”
The article describes Dr. Eng as “pleased with the (Singapore Air Force’s) ability to integrate new and existing platforms”. Accompanied by Lieutenant-General Neo Kian Hong and other senior officers from the Air Force, Dr. Eng saw Hood Tech’s system on board the Missile Corvette RSS Valiant, and even launched the UAV carrying it himself.
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 600,000 hours of use 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 vibrations in industrial turbines and jet engines, a diagnostic method for predicting possible future failures.