TCOM L.P. Announces the Acquisition of Equinox Innovative Systems, a Maryland-Based Drone Technology Integrator and Manufacturer

Columbia, Maryland, USA – TCOM L.P., the global leader in airborne persistent solutions for over 50 years, announces the addition of Columbia, Maryland-based Equinox Innovative Systems to expand the company’s platforms to include tethered and untethered Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) with autonomous and mobile operational capabilities. Equinox Innovative Systems specializes in advanced multi-rotor drone technology, focusing on tethered and heavy-lift drone systems within the aerospace, defense, and commercial industries. Their products include a range of drones capable of extended flight durations, heavy payload lift, and all-weather autonomous operations that are designed for applications such as military operations, emergency response, infrastructure inspection, and telecommunications. Equinox Innovative Systems primarily serves sectors such as the Department of Defense, telecommunications, public safety, and energy with specialized equipment for a variety of mission-critical operations that complement the services currently offered by TCOM.

This acquisition will allow TCOM to offer a highly complementary suite of products capable of addressing all layers and domains. From lower-tier, mobile/autonomous tactical edge solutions and mid-tier operational and tactical strategic awareness Aerostats to upper-tier High Altitude Balloon Systems (HABS) that will bolster an unparalleled line of persistent elevated solutions, the addition of Equinox will provide customers with the ability to optimize the balance between flight time, power, and payload capacity to deliver consistently superior solutions around the world.

“TCOM is excited to welcome Equinox, and we look forward to working together on the next generation of autonomous solutions that meet the growing needs of our customers both now and in the future,” said Ron Bendlin, President and CEO of TCOM, L.P. “Adding their expertise in radio frequency and system engineering, as well electro-mechanical airframe integration, will not only complement our existing technology roadmap but also serve to bring this cutting-edge innovation under one operation to aid in the protection of strategic regions around the globe.”

Equinox Founder and CEO Randy Morser highlighted, “We are honored to join team TCOM following several years of collaboration. A more complimentary match would be hard to imagine. We have so much technology in common and direct application for our expertise in Signals Intelligence, Electronic Warfare, Special Operations, Artificial Intelligence, Communications, and Systems Integration. The next steps we take together will be groundbreaking, to say the least.”

About Equinox Innovative Systems:
A company built on innovation and intelligence, Equinox Innovative Systems is a problem solver in the drone industry, leading the field in mobile and rapidly deployable drone-based solutions. Equinox develops and manufactures both free-flying and tethered unmanned aircraft solutions and components as well as drone payloads and maritime systems. Designed for versatility and reliability, these aerial systems are useful for a wide range of applications. The unique autonomy development eliminates the skill requirement from the operator, while dramatically improving safety and reliability. Tethered UAS also provides a rapidly deployable mobile persistent elevated platform requiring a small logistical footprint. Visit to learn more.

About TCOM, L.P.:
TCOM, LP, a long-time global leader in Lighter-Than-Air platforms, is proud to offer a full line of elevated awareness solutions. Combining custom selections of the world’s most advanced sensors, customer-specific communications, and intelligent user interfaces with a broad range of airborne platforms provides the end user with a cost-effective, unparalleled capability. For more information, visit

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