Hood Federal provides stabilized turrets that incorporate electro-optical cameras, infrared imagers, laser markers and designators, and many other sensor payloads. These imaging systems offer sophisticated capabilities developed to address a full range of commercial and non-commercial needs. Each turret is designed to stay tightly locked and focused on a scene for observation while mounted to a constantly moving, high performance platform.
Hood Federal systems are designed to have the lowest Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) for their capability in the industry to allow maximum performance of customer platforms. With power and weight as little as half of other competitors Hood Federal payloads offer enhanced flight times and increased range of operations with no loss of performance.
Hood Federal and its suppliers have shipped over 10,000 units to date and our equipment has been proven over one million combat flight hours of operation. With this long history of success and experience Hood Federal has the proven reliability and stability of supply needed to support the most critical mission requirements.
Hood Federal is operated and supported by a team of the most experienced individuals in the industry. With experience engineering, building and maintaining innovative payloads, launchers, and liftcraft, Hood Federal’s support team have eliminated the need for runways for launch and retrieval, freed aircraft for shipboard use, enabled deployment in irregular or disrupted landscapes, enabled operations in difficult locations, and allowed operators to see clearly in a wide variety of conditions. Known for their ruggedness and reliability in a variety of extreme environments, Hood Federal’s current payloads and those that preceded them have completed tens of thousands of flights initiated from hot deserts, high mountains, and ships at sea.
Hood Federal support staff are experienced pre-flight safety verification of experimental aircraft and components.
Hood Federal support staff have access to a silent wind tunnel for measuring UAV engine and prop noise in accordance with MILSTD1474.
Hood Federal develops, tests, and manufactures stabilized imaging systems for a variety of manned and unmanned platforms.
Many of Hood Federal's technologies are based on two decades of monitoring vibration in industrial turbines and jet engines, a diagnostic method for predicting possible future failures.