TCOM L.P., Columbia, Maryland, was awarded a $217,270,662 firm-fixed-price contract for Meter Persistent Surveillance Systems-Tethered. Persistent Surveillance Systems-Tethered (PSS-T) delivers tactical and fixed site aerostats to exploit a full range of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), force protection and communications capabilities to joint, interagency and multinational organizations. Work will be performed in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, with an estimated completion date of March 23, 2027. Fiscal 2021 Foreign Military Sales (Saudi Arabia) funds in the amount of $217,270,662 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
PSS-T provides combat-proven capability that addresses two of the current intelligence capability gaps in the collection and intelligence enterprise. PSS-T is a highly persistent low-altitude platform that offers inherent cost savings per flight hour as compared to current manned and unmanned airborne ISR assets. Highly persistent and flexible multisensor information collection platform that will be integrated with other aerial and unattended ground sensor systems to provide slew-to-cue capability. Provides 360 degree detection capability through real-time full motion video, electro-optical/infrared and wide area, all-weather detection of moving vehicle and dismount targets.
For over 40 years, TCOM is the global authority in airborne persistent surveillance solutions With operations in over 18 countries around the world. TCOM innovations have defined the industry, and 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. Numerous classes of aerostats that can each be equipped with a broad selection of proven payloads for specific customer requirements.