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While TCOM’s aerostat surveillance systems are less costly and less complex than many of the alternatives (such as manned aircraft, satellites, and large UAV’s), TCOM’s systems are, none the less, extremely sophisticated. As such, accurate and understandable documentation is required to support the operation and maintenance of our systems wherever they are deployed.

TCOM relies on its Technical Documentation Group which is made up of individuals with the diverse technical backgrounds needed to cover all aspects of the system. Most possess advanced degrees, and many have extensive military experience, particularly in aircraft flight and maintenance. The Technical Documentation Group produces the necessary supporting documentation for every Aerostat Surveillance System including:

  • Theory and Operations Manuals
  • Preventive and Corrective Maintenance Manuals
  • Supporting drawings and parts lists

Formatted for Multiple Devices

The manuals can be written either to our own best commercial practices standards, or to a variety of MIL STDs as required by the customer. While most customers still desire paper manuals for aerostat documentation, electronic versions of our manuals are now available online if requested. TCOM has worked with the U. S. Army in developing Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals (IETMs) in accordance with the Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD) standard, S1000D. TCOM is currently developing searchable interactive documentation that will be portable across a variety of platforms such as PC’s, laptops, and mobile devices.

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.

Awareness Solutions

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. 

Manufacturing Solutions

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.  

Sustainment Solutions

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.

Solution Architecture

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.

Custom Manufacturing

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.

Product Improvement

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.


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