In this era of rapid technology development, maintaining security is an evolving mission with revolutionary threats to changing targets. A long-time global leader in lighter-than-air (LTA) platforms and awareness solutions, TCOM provides custom selections of the world’s most advanced sensors, customer-specific communications, and intelligent user interfaces with a broad range of airborne platforms providing unparalleled capability and cost-efficiency with operations in over 18 countries. Designed to enhance our customers’ effectiveness in today’s multi-domain operations, our systems provide a persistent presence complimenting and enhancing UAVs, aircraft, satellites, and other sensors. Capable of providing 360-degree coverage for detection, surveillance, monitoring, and targeting on long endurance missions exceeding 30 days, lighter-than-air platforms create a unique ability to understand life patterns in areas of interest. With corporate headquarters in Columbia, MD, and manufacturing and testing facilities in Elizabeth City, NC, we are the world’s only company devoted to designing, installing, installing, and operating persistent surveillance aerostat systems.
For over 50 years, TCOM innovations have defined the industry, and our pioneering achievements continue to revolutionize the design, manufacture, and deployment of LTA systems. TCOM’s complete platform solutions include numerous classes of aerostats that can each be equipped with a broad selection of proven payloads that are customizable for specific customer requirements. To achieve engineering excellence, our proven and seasoned team of engineers is equipped with real-world experience. It has been built on the foundation of superior best practices emanating from using the best global standards and technology requirements to ensure fully approved and tested performance.
Our expertise, while working closely with industry strategic partners, is in integrating radar, electronic warfare, and system-of-systems technologies for our customer’s Land, Air, and Sea defense systems. We develop robust architectures including various elevated platforms to provide fully digitized sensor data to provide maximum situational awareness to our customers for the next generation of Maritime, Border, and Air threats. To protect our nation, deployed forces, and allies in air, missile, and maritime engagements, we help define future defense architectures, develop new ISR platforms, and identify applications for innovative technologies to enhance our customer’s defenses against potential threats. We have extensive experience in all phases of Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance R&D – from concept development and prototyping to transforming prototypes into final products. This broad technical and operational experience, combined with our proven program management capabilities, enables us to provide our customers with solutions that meet program objectives and perform in the field.
TCOM is involved in all aspects of the aerospace supply chain, from single components to complex systems to aerospace structures and their contents. Our services cover the entire lifecycle of an aerospace asset, from raw materials to aftermarket support. We are competitive because of our unique ability to integrate a wide range of products and services. By aligning our go-to-market strategies with our customers’ needs, this organizational structure gives us greater clarity into our capabilities. Furthermore, it improves the efficiencies of our operation by better aligning our talent with our internal operations. TCOM brings extensive experience as an operator and logistician, and our mission understanding enables us to deliver solid program execution. In austere and remote environments, modeling and simulation may be required to optimize outcomes in complex operations.
Every security mission requires a unique set of sensors integrated into a TCOM lighter-than-air C5ISR design to form a platform system that will meet the customer’s persistent Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR) mission. At the heart of every TCOM Aerostat Surveillance system lies a proven design process that effectively blends customer needs and superior engineering to create a system that will meet all of the customer’s functional requirements. We have truly become a “one-stop-shop” for original equipment manufacturers, carriers, and military organizations for custom and build-to-print solutions. Our repair and overhaul facilities are staffed, maintained, and stocked to satisfy turnaround time requirements. These resources allow us to provide an unsurpassed level of support to our customers worldwide.
TCOM’s executive leadership and subject matter experts represent the industry’s best and brightest with decades of proven experience and expert backgrounds in engineering, working knowledge of Defense and Aerospace DIB, and a commitment to excellence and quality across the board. TCOM is ISO 9000 certified (all facilities) and has won multiple awards for outstanding support. We support the full life cycle (prototype to production) and deliver an average of 40 of our large towers per month during peak production. We have delivered over 1,200 products in support OIF/OEF, and over 5,000 for AB-1386 QEAM in addition to providing engineering analysis and testing (wind loading) for both USA and USMC.
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