September 1, 2021
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Greg Murphy, M.D. (NC-03) released this statement following the news that TCOM, a global leader in airborne persistent surveillance solutions with manufacturing and testing facilities in Elizabeth City, has received a $217 million contract from the U.S. Army. This contract will be used to procure 10 modified 34-meter Persistent Surveillance Systems-Tethered (PSS-T) which will boost tactical reconnaissance and surveillance. The project has an estimated completion date of March 23, 2027.
“I am thrilled to hear that TCOM has been awarded this significant military contract,” said Murphy. “For over 40 years, TCOM has been a leader in leveraging advanced technology to combat threats to U.S. national security. The PSS-T is designed to collect intelligence information from sensors and integrate it with other aerial and ground radars, and I am proud that this important technology is made right here in the Third District. This $217 million investment is a big win for Elizabeth City, and I hope it will create new opportunities and bolster additional high-paying jobs for residents in the Third District. I look forward to seeing how these tactical devices will be used to support military communications and reinforce intelligence capabilities for years to come.”