TCOM supported the system integration and test at our Manufacturing and Flight Test Facility (MFTF) in Elizabeth City, NC. Once the land based tests proved successful for the customer, TCOM provided planning, equipment, and logistics support for the series of OSTE tests in the Pacific Ocean.
The platform for one 32M aerostat was a special Surface Vessel (SV) with additional, open deck space sufficient to accommodate the second 32M aerostat. Once at sea and prior to the mission, the second 32M aerostat was transferred from the SV to a large sea buoy. TCOM provided the on-site engineering and flight personnel to support all OSTE activities including site preparation, set-up, integration, and test support.