Army contracts with TCOM for aerostat surveillance work

By James LaPorta  |  May 21, 2018 at 1:34 PM
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May 21 (UPI) -- TCOM Limited Partnership has been awarded a contract by the Defense Department for services to support the Tethered Aerostat Radar System.

The contract, awarded by the U.S. Army Contracting Command, is valued at more than $9.9 million under the terms of a firm-fixed-price contract and taps the company for 30-yard aerostat survivability and other services, according to the Pentagon.

The Tethered Aerostat Radar System, or TARS, is a low-level, airborne ground surveillance system that's used for active surveillance and early-warning base defense.

Additionally, the contract provides "engineering and technical, logistics, and flight operations support services," the Pentagon said.

Work on the contract will occur in Afghanistan and is expected to be complete in February 2019.

The total cumulative value of the contract will be obligated to TCOM Limited Partnership at the time of award. The obligated funds will be allocated from Army fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance accounts, the Department of Defense said.

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