Elevating Surveillance with Agility
Working together with the industry’s best strategic partners, TCOM’s airships have a record of accomplishment of over 50 years in reliably utilized for easy to deploy air surveillance with agility.
TCOM’s airship platform is a powerful surveillance tool and can be used for intelligence collection. Since airships are typically designed and built for a specific application, our in-house manufacturing means we can build airships of almost any size to meet our customers’ needs.
TCOM’s airships are a type of aerostat or aircraft of lighter-than-air construction that can be maneuvered and propelled through the air using rudders and propellers. Unlike aerodynamic aircraft like fixed-wing airplanes and helicopters, which produce lift by moving a wing through the air, aerostatic aircraft use a large cavity with a lift gas to stay aloft.
TCOM Offers Non-Rigid Thermal, Helium Airships
TCOM manufacturers three types of airships including non-rigid thermal helium. During the flight, non-rigid airships maintain their shape by exceeding the air pressure surrounding them. In contrast to the rigid airship, the non-rigid airship has no compartmentalized gas envelope. During the sea level rise, the ballonets (internal flexible cells) are filled with air. By increasing altitude, the lifting gas expands and the air from the ballonets escapes through air valves to maintain hull shape. The process is reversed when returning to sea level. By using auxiliary blowers, they force air into the ballonets.
Elevated Solution for Every Mission
TCOM enables a true system of systems approach to meet our customers’ objectives effectively and efficiently. With 50 years of operational experience, and working with the industry’s best strategic partners, TCOM provides its customers stand-alone lighter-than-air systems, enhanced sensor packages and upgraded command and control for their current systems, or a complete deployment with multiple platform types and communications networks.
Every security mission requires a unique set of sensors integrated onto a TCOM lighter-than-air C5ISR design to form a platform system that will meet the customer’s persistent Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR) mission. We work closely with the industry’s best strategic partners.
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 the customer’s functional requirements cost-effectively and reliably.
TCOM produces the most advanced, state-of-the-art, and reliable aerostat systems in the world. This is accomplished by having the latest lighter-than-air C5ISR manufacturing technology, equipment, facilities, and tooling to bring our advanced designs to life.
Our unrivaled experience and capabilities in manufacturing aerostat and airship flex structures, mooring stations, avionics, tethers, and ground support equipment, provides our customers with unparalleled capabilities to support diverse payloads for a myriad of mission requirements.
TCOM’s proven approach to the latest lighter-than-air C5ISR lifecycle support for fielded systems is based on our expertise in anticipating each system’s needs, balancing availability with affordability, and assigning Headquarters and Field personnel familiar with the system. We work with the industry’s leaders in partnership to achieve mission outcomes.
TCOM customers deserve the absolute best, especially as missions evolve and operating environments change. Whether it is training spare parts, or kits, field service support or operations management, or even lifecycle management, we do not cut corners. TCOM focuses on being a full-service partner throughout the product lifecycle.
TCOM strives to give you the assurance that the investment you have already made in defensive security technology will be optimized and that the technology will enable our monitoring systems to help protect you.
We can review both the architecture and the configuration of technical security controls deployed to safeguard your digital assets once we have a clear understanding of the risks you face to ensure they are configured to identify relevant compromises and minimize damage from compromises.
We can also provide active management of these platforms to ensure that their configuration remains commensurate with the evolving risks you face.
Strategic Engineering Services
TCOM has 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.
Mission Support & Sustainment
TCOM’s Mission Support and Sustainment capabilities strategically identify our customers’ demands and their drivers. We leverage our lessons learned and turn them into best practices that are implemented across programs and deliver improved quality, efficiency, and security. As part of our mission-enabling technology and automated and data-driven logistics, we provide resilient solutions matched to the customer’s mission, commodity, and environment.
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 material 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.
Intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) technologies are integrated into TCOM platforms to increase situational awareness, mobility, interoperability, and survivability. TCOM’s technology-agnostic integration provides the flexibility that customers need. Our team offers full lifecycle support for ISR systems, from design to deployment to maintenance and improvements.