DHS and CBP turned to trusted partner TCOM, the global leader in airborne persistent surveillance solutions to deliver reliable, cost-effective aerostat systems to empower authorities with the actionable intelligence needed to enhance security along the nation’s border. TCOM’s aerostat systems provided an “eye in the sky” for Border Patrol agents, delivering continuous wide-area surveillance, at a remarkably low operating cost. TCOM’s aerostat systems remained deployed for weeks at a time, providing CBP agents and local authorities with the actionable intelligence needed to make mission critical security decisions.
TCOM’s tactical aerostats were ideal for the geography in southwest Texas. The assets selected by DHS were battle-proven, having been relied upon by U.S. warfighters in Iraq and Afghanistan. The compact size and rapid deployment capabilities offered a high degree of mobility even in difficult terrain, enabling operators to quickly and easily relocate when needed. The systems’ broad surveillance radius provided real-time monitoring of thousands of square miles from a single location.