TCOM, L.P. is pleased to announce it will be displaying its latest ISR capabilities at the World Defense Show, being held in Saudi Arabia on March 6-9, 2022. Come and meet us at our booth (K-13) U.S. Pavillion. Founded by Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Military Industries, World Defense Show is a fully integrated and future-focused defense event set to highlight the latest technological developments from across the globe. To schedule a meeting, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by and meet our team. See registration info at https://registration.worlddefenseshow.com/rfg/publish/WDS22/simplereg.aspx
TCOM, LP, is pleased to announce today it has won the 2020 Platinum Award for Best Persistent Aerial Surveillance and Monitoring Solution in 2020 in the Astors’ Homeland Security Awards Competition, held by American Security Today magazine. According to the award committee, TCOM’s lighter-than-air Best Persistent Aerial Monitoring Aerostats are providing the U.S. Homeland Security and U.S. Army communities with the most cost-effective aerial persistent surveillance solutions with the promise of integration of new ISR sensors that can watch borders, maritime, and other scenarios efficiently and with cutting-edge innovation.
Persistent surveillance aerial aerostats remain in critical military demand, particularly at a tactical level as part of all of the above doctrines of Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR). For example, in late September 2019, the US Department of Defense awarded a $979 million contract to TCOM – to perform work on the Persistent Surveillance Systems – Tethered (PSS-T) program, a range of medium and large tactical aerostats that provide ISR, force protection and communications capabilities to a range of users. The PSS-T aerostat fleet provides a flexible and affordable capability comprising medium and large-size aerostats to provide persistent, integrated, networked, and multi-sensor information collection via long periods of operation altitude that maximizes lines of sight and field of regard on onboard systems. TCOM’s systems support requirements for Homeland Security on the U.S. southwestern border, as well as in Afghanistan, Iraq, and the Horn of Africa, providing persistent surveillance, force protection, and ISR missions, as well as communications extensions. The platforms’ primary advantage is their ability to provide extended time on mission and at an advantageous cost, with aerostats providing great flexibility for operating multiple capabilities simultaneously. Of special notice, TCOM, LP was also recognized as the top solution for persistent surveillance ISR for homeland security in 2019, 2018, and 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Programs.
TCOM—a global leader for innovative, cost-effective Airborne Persistent Surveillance Solutions was recently interviewed for the latest addition of the Line of Defence magazine. TCOM’s Vice President, Matt McNiel, sat down to discuss TCOM’s unique ISR solutions and how New Zealand can benefit from Lighter-Than-Air Persistent Surveillance Tethered Aerostat platforms.
In Line of Defence’s own words, “It’s our objective that the magazine become the New Zealand defence industry’s voice – and a force multiplier in the projection of that voice to national and international audiences.” That’s why LoD focuses on insights and views of business, military, government and academia within the one publication, and have become the leaders in their field.
Now, more than ever, having consistent situational awareness is imperative. What makes New Zealand’s issues so challenging for ISRs is implementing a multi-modal solution for air, land and sea environments.
Fortunately, McNiel explains how TCOM can lay out a ’virtual fence’ along coastlines to provide continuous, real-time monitoring of activities. What makes TCOM’s aerostats stand out is their ease of deployment, efficiency, and the fact that they can serve as eyes in the sky in international waters and other maritime regions. Moreover, aerostats offer a combination of wide viewing angles and high resolution for more precise identification of small objects, as well as surveillance of larger areas. In short, aerostats enable true, persistent real-time tactical ISR at an affordable cost.
By combining advanced maritime radar, longer deployment times, and customizable payload configurations, TCOM’s aerostats are the perfect solution to solving New Zealand’s security worries.
To see the full article, in the July issue of Line of Defence Magazine, check out the link here.
About Line of Defence Magazine:
DEFSEC Media Group is New Zealand’s defence, security and fire B2B/B2G publisher. We are 100% independently Kiwi owned and operated. Mixing expert industry, government and academic authorship with cutting-edge journalism, it is our mission to showcase New Zealand’s defence, security and fire protection sectors to the world.
About TCOM, LP:
TCOM, LP is a global leader of Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR) solutions of Lighter-than-Air Persistent Surveillance Tethered Aerostat platforms for Air, Maritime, and Land. For over 40 years, the company’s pioneering innovations have defined the persistent surveillance and Lighter-than-Air industries. By blending leading edge technology, manufacturing and field operation capabilities, TCOM has provided ISR systems for the United States and foreign governments with complete persistent surveillance capabilities. Our systems are in use around the globe including theaters of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. TCOM’s delivered systems include fixed-site deployments, fully transportable systems and specialized sea-based deployments. TCOM’s headquarters are based in Columbia, MD and the Manufacturing & Flight Test Facility is located near Elizabeth City, NC. TCOM is the only company in the world devoted to cost-effective LTA surveillance solutions with in-house aerostat and airship manufacture, assembly, flight test, and training capabilities. Learn more at http://www.tcomlp.com.
Including Forecast by Product Type (Tethered, Airship). Contracts & Analysis of High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) Persistent Ground Surveillance Systems (PGSS), Persistent Threat Detection Systems (PTDS), Tethered Aerostat Radar Systems (TARS), Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), Patriot Advanced Capability (PAC-3), Rapid Aerostat Initial Deployment (RAID)
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Bravura Information Technology Systems, Inc. will ensure operations, maintenance and sustainment of the U.S. Army’s aerostats under a new program called Persistent Surveillance Systems – Tethered (PSS-T). This $305.7 million U.S. Army contract combines the capabilities of the Persistent Threat Detection System (PTDS) and the Persistent Ground Surveillance System (PGSS), which were fielded to support joint urgent operational needs.
“These aerostats provide crucial information and protection for our men and women in uniform who serve in remote and dangerous locations,” said Bravura CEO Claudine Adams. “We are thrilled that our dedicated team will support these key programs and continue the important legacy of aerostat innovation.”
To help protect troops in the field, the U.S. Army has placed an increased emphasis on providing more and better intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR). Persistent surveillance and threat detection systems have proven especially effective in identifying improvised explosive devices, tracking insurgent movements and monitoring other suspicious activity.
PSS-T provides warfighters with an effective ISR capability, support to force protection and platforms to extend communications networks beyond line of sight. Filled with helium and attached to mobile mooring systems by high-strength tethers, PSS-T large and medium aerostats have scalable capabilities providing around the clock surveillance of broad areas for weeks.
Bravura is partnering with Lockheed Martin and TCOM to help meet its efforts to support combatant commanders and joint agency requirements. Each company’s innovative capabilities will be instrumental in technical consolidation and operational streamlining for the new program.
Lockheed Martin, the PSS-T Large developer, delivered its first lighter-than-air (LTA)-based persistent ISR systems to the U.S. Navy more than 75 years ago and has produced more than 300 airships and thousands of aerostats in support of military operations world-wide.
“We are pleased to partner with Bravura to extend our legacy of lighter-than-air innovation, engineering and production,” said Paula Hartley, vice president, Advanced Product Solutions, Lockheed Martin. “PTDS has performed exceptionally in Afghanistan and Iraq since 2004 and we are looking forward to many more years of supporting our customers’ needs for affordable, reliable aerostat systems.”
TCOM, with operations in over 12 countries, is the PSS-T Medium developer and a global authority in airborne persistent surveillance solutions. For over 40 years, TCOM innovations have defined the LTA industry, and its pioneering achievements continue to revolutionize the design, manufacture and deployment of LTA systems.
“We are proud to join Bravura as they continue providing the combat proven PGSS platforms for soldiers abroad,” said Ron Bendlin, president, TCOM. “PSS-T, as a program of record, represents an enduring aerostat capability for the U.S. Army, and TCOM looks forward to supporting Bravura with cost effective and innovative solutions in the years ahead.”
Other PSS-T team members include: Tobyhanna Army Depot, which provides logistics support for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems; Dragoon Technologies, Inc., a service-based engineering company providing advanced systems integration and installation for airborne ISR platforms; Priority Worldwide Services, which provides supply chain solutions globally; Accent Controls, Inc., an entrepreneurial systems integration engineering firm; Cape Fox Professional Services, which provide advanced technology and safety training solutions to federal clients; Digital Results Group, which provides web-enabled software and technology solutions that fuse, in real-time, sensor and intelligence data to support operations; and STS International, which protects U.S. infrastructure and forces both at home and abroad.
Work on the PSS-T program will be performed in Aberdeen and Columbia, Maryland, Melbourne, Florida and Akron, Ohio.
For additional information, visit www.bravurainc.com.
Headquartered in Aberdeen, Maryland, Bravura is a woman-owned, minority owned, small disadvantaged business with a wealth of Department of Defense, Army, and intelligence community experience. With over 30 years of experience, Bravura employs a highly skilled leadership team of proven and experienced personnel. Our professionals are ready to provide quality driven, customer focused, schedule-determined, risk mitigated and cost restrained solutions to help our clients gain maximum value for mission success.
About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 98,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.
TCOM’s headquarters is in Columbia, Maryland, and the Manufacturing & Flight Test Facility is located near Elizabeth City, North Carolina. TCOM is the world’s leading company specializing in cost-effective LTA surveillance solutions with in-house aerostat and airship manufacture, assembly, flight test and training capabilities.
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Bravura Information Technology Systems has won a potential four-year, $305.7 million contract to support the U.S. Army‘s tethered aerostat-based system for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions.
The Army Contracting Command received four bids for the Persistent Surveillance Systems-Tethered support contract through a competitive procurement online, the Defense Department said Monday.
The PSS-T program is composed of MX15 and MX20 electro-optic/infrared sensors, STARLite Radar and Kestrel wide-area airborne sensor technology designed to provide situational awareness, ISR and communications support for warfighters and combatant commanders.
Work under the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract will run through July 31, 2020, according to DoD.
The Army will obligate funds and determine the work location upon award of each task order.
Aberdeen, Maryland-based Bravura Information Technology Systems is a minority-owned, woman-owned, small disadvantaged business that provides systems engineering, program management, network systems and logistics support, as well as chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives defense assistance to government and industry clients.
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TCOM is the global leader in airborne persistent surveillance solutions, providing actionable intelligence rapidly and reliably in the world’s most challenging operational environments. TCOM aerostat systems can accommodate various payloads including communications equipment, radar, infrared, and video surveillance. Payloads can be customized to meet any mission over air, land or sea.
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TCOM Provides Tethered Aerostat Persistent Surveillance Solutions to RAID Program in Iraq and Afghanistan
Case Study Facts:
- U.S. Forces in Iraq lacked effective perimeter surveillance for forward operating bases
- Troops at high risk of enemy attack
- U.S. Military deployed RAID program
- TCOM 17M tactical aerostats deployed in bases throughout Iraq
- Larger TCOM Aerostat systems deployed in Afghanistan to relay surveillance and communications information rapidly and reliably
- TCOM aerostat persistent surveillance systems save lives
TCOM Persistent Sea Surveillance System Improves Maritime Security in Italy
Case Study Facts:
- Italian Officials faced challenge from smugglers and illegal immigrants during Bosnian conflict
- Small, fast-moving vessels difficult to detect by conventional methods
- Navy cutter patrols were extremely costly and inefficient
- TCOM SAACS persistent aerostat surveillance system provided total domain awareness
- Italian officials were able to monitor, track and intercept smugglers
- Italian law enforcement effectively curtailed incidences of illegal immigration
- Authorities obtained the actionable intelligence needed to ensure coastal security
TIMELY DEPLOYMENT OF TCOM AEROSTAT SYSTEM SAVES LIVES IN KUWAIT
Case Study Facts:
- Kuwaiti borders vulnerable to attack
- Government needed total surveillance solution to monitor air, land and sea
- TCOM 71M LASS System deployed
- Timely deployment enabled rapid detection of invasion forces
- Radar Operator at LASS site alerted Kuwaiti Forces
- Enabled safe departure of Kuwaiti Royal Family
- TCOM aerostats remain critical component of Kuwaiti border security strategy
- Kuwaiti citizens are safer thanks to TCOM persistent surveillance systems
Technical Documentation to Improve Operations
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. To address this need TCOM relies on our 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.
Documentation to Facilitate Training
TCOM trained customer Operations & Maintenance personnel using TCOM generated aerostat documentation has proven successful in increasing on-station time and further lowering life cycle costs of Persistent Airborne Surveillance in some of the most troubled regions of the world.
- Accurate and Comprehensive Information prepared by an experienced staff
- Choice of Electronic or Paper Format
- Increases protection while lowering costs
- Optimized for mobile devices
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