strategic engineering


Elevating Ingenuity and Excellence

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.


For missions around the world, TCOM offers adaptable, affordable operations support. We provide our domestic and international clients with a wide range of operations services that help them maximize the value of their systems. 

Systems Engineering

To engineer systems, TCOM uses a systematic but flexible approach. We employ best practices in R&D and an iterative approach to maximize innovation while meeting customer needs. To ensure that our solutions meet all performance and operational requirements, TCOM applies its system engineering process during all phases of R&D.

When the need arises to create a higher standard or improve a specific feature, you can rely on TCOM’s acumen and expertise to conceptualize and help improve your product specifications as required. 

  • Obsolescence Mitigation
  • Phased modernization and upgrades

Concept Development & Design

Our strength lies in our process. Whenever TCOM designs a prototype for a client, it conducts regular design reviews, mitigating risk and making certain the design meets all requirements. A prototype is then fabricated, assembled, and integrated after the customer approves the design. All along the way, the prototype—whether developed from a brand-new design or an existing baseline model (our own or one provided by another party)—is thoroughly tested to ensure it meets every functional and performance requirement, after which it is demonstrated to the customer.

Customers trust TCOM because we recognize the importance of sourcing dependable partners, rapidly developing multiple iterations of prototypes, and collaborating with partners and suppliers early in the design process to achieve a working integrated system that meets customer needs.

Prototype Development and Fabrication

Developing successful concepts and prototypes requires elevated agility. As part of the concept development and design process, TCOM maintains regular communication with its customers. We begin by conducting in-depth studies by subject matter experts as part of our overall approach. Once we identify viable options, we perform an analysis of alternatives to determine the best concepts for presentation to the customer. Throughout this iterative process, we ensure that the results of the concept development and design phase meet all our customer needs.

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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