…The event centered on the helium inflation of the world’s first 74 meter aerostat. Aerostat serial 0001 lifted off the ground for the first time March 9 at the TCOM manufacturing and flight test facilities in Elizabeth City, N.C.
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…Standing in the shadow of its 100th 17-meter aerostat, Barlow applauded the employees inside the Weeksville hangar who made it possible. See more here
Making up the largest portion of the airship is its envelope, which was manufactured at TCOM and designed with a flexible envelope without an internal frame…
TCOM technicians launch an aerostat equipped with the Cellular Aerostat Platform System communications package during a demonstration Thursday for the U.S. Army at TCOM’s facility in Weeksville.
TCOM L.P., an international supplier of airships and lighter-than-air vehicles, broke ground Feb. 21 on the construction of a new 40,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in Elizabeth City. See more here.
TCOM will once again be exhibiting at the Singapore Airshow 2008. This is our tenth consecutive show of exhibiting at this important conference. The show will be held February 19 through 24 at the Changi Exhibition Centre. Come by U.S. Pavilion Booth Q-83 for the latest information on TCOM and our aerostats. TCOM will be […]
Governor Mike Easley today announced that TCOM L.P., a supplier of airships and lighter-than-air vehicles, will expand its facility in Pasquotank County, creating 101 jobs and investing $3 million during the next three years. The announcement was made possible in part by a $70,000 One North Carolina Fund grant.
…The U.S. Army awarded TCOM L.P. a contract to develop and demonstrate a Cellular Aerostat Platform System (CAPS) that reconstitutes emergency communications in the face of a national disaster such as Hurricane Katrina.
In the aftermath of World War 2, blimps and airships found themselves gradually phased out of the US military. That didn’t really begin to change until the 21st century See more here.
…Work on the program will be performed at Raytheon sites in Massachusetts, California, Texas and Maryland. Raytheon IDS will develop the fire control radar and processing station. TCOM, L.P., based in Maryland, will develop the aerostat and associated ground equipment.