The United States Department of Defense (DoD) initiated the Persistent Ground Surveillance System Aerostat Program (PGSS) to provide a persistent, elevated ground surveillance system that could offer a comprehensive coverage radius to provide actionable intelligence to keep soldiers safe on base. DoD turned to TCOM, the global leader in reliable persistent surveillance solutions, to provide aerostat systems that deliver the surveillance and communication capabilities needed to detect and neutralize potential threats.
The PGSS program utilizes TCOM’s 22M aerostat system, which can rise to an altitude of 3,000 feet carrying aloft cutting-edge sensor payloads. The integrated system provides 24-hour, eye in the sky surveillance, rapidly relaying mission-critical information to decision makers on the ground. The system’s round-the-clock coverage and stationary elevated perspective deliver a comprehensive view of the surrounding terrain, providing total domain awareness. This enables military forces to first detect threats that would have otherwise gone unseen, and second, to detect threats more quickly. This allows more time to verify, respond and neutralize.