The 74M is one of the largest and most powerful TCOM Strategic Class Aerostat systems available. The high altitude and maximum payload capacity set the 74M apart as a reliable tool for aiding military forces in sustained aerial surveillance applications. The TCOM 74M Strategic Class Aerostat is a versatile, battle-proven, rapid deployment, persistent surveillance solution, specializing in detection of airborne objects too low to be recognized by ground based surveillance. The full-sized, wide-area, TCOM 74M aerostat surveillance vehicle can be customized for a variety of mission types and remain deployed for up to 30 days at a time to provide real time monitoring of thousands of square miles of air, land, and sea.
TCOM’s Strategic Class of aerostat systems includes some of the largest tethered aerostats currently in operation. These robust systems are ideal for aerial surveillance applications due to their enormous payload capacity and extended altitude range. Typically, Strategic Class aerostat systems are customized for surveillance applications that involve the detection of low-flying, fast-moving objects including light aircraft and cruise missiles. Strategic Class payloads may include long-range radar, active and passive communications equipment as well as COMINT/ELINT technologies, often carrying payloads as high as 15,000 ft above ground control station. Due to their large size, high altitude and considerable payload, Strategic Class aerostats use a stationary mooring station.
With operations in over 18 countries around the world, TCOM is the global authority in airborne persistent surveillance solutions. For over 40 years, TCOM innovations have defined the industry, and our pioneering achievements continue to revolutionize the design, manufacture and deployment of LTA systems. With corporate headquarters in Columbia, MD and manufacturing and testing facilities in Elizabeth City, NC, TCOM is the world’s only company solely devoted to the design, fabrication, installation and operation of persistent surveillance aerostat systems. TCOM complete platform solutions include numerous classes of aerostats that can each be equipped with a broad selection of proven payloads that are customizable for specific customer requirements.