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TCOM launches persistent surveillance center of excellence

30 June 2014

TCOM said it has established its Persistent Surveillance Solutions Center of Excellence at the company´s manufacturing and flight testing facility in Elizabeth City, NC.

TCOM´s Elizabeth City facility has long served as the East Coast´s primary hub for LTA systems manufacturing, assembly, and testing. Now, the new center of excellence will expand its capabilities to include integration testing of platforms, payloads, sensors and PED technologies in partnership with manufacturers from around the globe to further the development of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Systems.

TCOM´s Elizabeth City, NC Manufacturing and Flight Testing facility is located on 225 acres, with access to waterways for maritime testing. The facility´s 300,000 square foot metal hangar can accommodate LTA vehicles up to 150 feet in height, and is home to all manufacturing and testing for the entire line of TCOM persistent surveillance aerostat systems. The facility offers one-of-a-kind infrastructure to support ongoing LTA systems testing and manufacture.

TCOM is a leader in persistent surveillance solutions. For over 40 years, the company´s pioneering innovations have defined the persistent surveillance and Lighter-than-Air industries. Learn more at


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