JLENS: The Future of Defense

74M Aerostat supports JLENS naval attack test

An aerostat system built by Raytheon that uses sensors and radar to detect incoming threats from air, land and sea recently completed a real-world test in which it was able to track a swarm of boats representing an attack by hostile naval forces, the company said Sept.10.

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Business riding high for aerostat maker TCOM

Imagine a small contingent of enemy fighters secretly setting up a mortar on a hillside in Afghanistan with plans to kill U.S. soldiers inside a nearby base.

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Lighter Than Air

When German U-boats began to hound Allied forces, the Navy took to the
sky and constructed an air station in Weeksville that built blimps — soft, quiet
fighters that helped turn the Battle of the Atlantic and lift the nation to victory.

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Look: Giant Spy Blimp Dwarfs an 18-Wheeler

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Eye in the sky watches over JBB

Since 2004, the U.S Army’s RAID program has been utilizing TCOM’s 17M aerostats across Iraq. –
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TCOM to provide five persistent-surveillance aerostats for Army Persistent Ground Surveillance System program

LAKEHURST NAS, N.J., 20 May 2011. U.S. Army surveillance and reconnaissance experts needed tethered aerostats on which to loft intelligence and surveillance sensor payloads for the third phase of the Persistent Ground Surveillance Systems (PGSS) program. They found their solution from TCOM L.P. in Columbia, Md.

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Raytheon JLENS Successfully Test Targets

…TCOM, L.P., based in Maryland, makes the aerostat and associated ground equipment.

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