World Surveillance Group to Unveil Proprietary Blimp in a

World Surveillance Group to Unveil Proprietary Blimp in a Box(TM)
System at AUVSI's Unmanned Systems North America 2012 
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL -- (Marketwire) -- 07/19/12 --  World
Surveillance Group Inc. (OTCBB: WSGI), a developer of
lighter-than-air unmanned aerial vehicles ("UAVs") and related
technologies, today announced the intent to unveil its proprietary
Blimp in a Box(TM) ("BIB") system at the Association for Unmanned
Vehicle Systems International's ("AUVSI") Unmanned Systems North
America 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 6th - 9th. The BIB system
is a compact, automated, self-contained aerostat platform that is
intended to be mounted to the back of a standard vehicle. It is
designed to provide real-time day/night high definition footage for
intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance ("ISR"), detection of
improvised explosive devices ("IEDs"), border security and other
governmental and civilian uses. 
WSGI designed and developed the BIB aerostat system in response to
interest from various government agencies for a custom-designed
compact, tethered aerostat solution. In May 2012, the Company filed a
provisional patent application for the Argus Hybrid aerostat based on
the BIB technology. The BIB system is packaged in a standard size
crate that is mounted to the back of a HUMVEE, pickup truck or other
comparable vehicle and can be rapidly deployed within minutes by a
one man crew. The system is deployed by the push of a button and is
designed to be completely automated. Once the system is activated,
the prepackaged envelope, which carries a day/night
electro-optical/infrared camera with laser capable payload,
automatically inflates to the applicable pressure and is secured to
the vehicle by a fiber optic tether. The BIB system is released from
the vehicle by an automated launch and recovery system to an
operational low altitude appropriate for the application and can
provide critical detection capabilities for several miles. Once
deployed to the operational altitude, the vehicle can proceed on its
mission through any terrain with the BIB system fully functional at
altitude. Following completion of a mission, the BIB system is
designed to quickly and automatically be recovered while the lifting
gas is retained in the BIB self-contained helium storage 
system. The
envelope can then be re-packaged inside the weather sealed crate, the
vehicle is able to move on to its next destination, and the BIB
system may be re-deployed.  
WSGI believes the industry leading AUVSI Unmanned Systems North
America 2012 is an optimum venue to unveil its BIB system as the
event is expected to attract thousands of attendees from around the
world and have global media coverage. WSGI will be located at booth
1336 and intends to have not only an actual BIB system for inspection
but also video footage of the BIB system in testing operations along
with footage of the Argus One airship which recently completed
multiple rounds of government payload testing in Nevada. 
WSGI President and CEO Glenn D. Estrella stated, "We are proud and
excited to be unveiling our Blimp in a Box system at such a
prestigious industry event. We believe the BIB system can be a
valuable strategic asset to our troops, enforcement agencies and
others to meet the many challenges of hidden IEDs, ISR and border
security at home and abroad. We are confident we have designed and
developed a complete, compact, flexible aerostat system to satisfy
the demanding requirements of the customer while maintaining low
acquisition and operating costs." 
About World Surveillance Group Inc. 
World Surveillance Group Inc. (OTCBB: WSGI) designs, develops,
markets and sells autonomous, lighter-than-air UAVs capable of
carrying payloads that provide persistent security and/or wireless
communications solutions at low, mid, and high altitudes. WSGI's
airships, when integrated with electronics systems and other high
technology payloads, are designed for use by government-related and
commercial entities that require real-time intelligence, surveillance
and reconnaissance or communications support for military, homeland
defense, border control, drug interdiction, natural disaster relief
and maritime missions. For more information regarding WSGI, please
visit www.wsgi.com, or view our reports and filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission on http://www.sec.gov. 
Forward-Looking Statements  
Certain statements in this release constitute forward-looking
statements. These statements include those regarding the timing or
location of the unveiling of our BIB system, the expected payloads or
systems to be carried on the BIB system or to be tested during any
given test, the suitability of the BIB system for any particular
application, the ability of the BIB system to satisfy customer
demands or requirements or meet any specific challenges, the ability
of the BIB system to function in accordance with its design
expectations, the further advancement, development or
commercialization of the Company's products, the outcome of any
demonstrations of the Company's products, the capabilities,
characteristics and advantages of, and costs related to, the
Company's technology, products and services, the ability of the
Company to secure business with new customers or grow revenues, the
ability of the Company to protect its intellectual property, and the
ability of the Company to execute on its strategies or to accomplish
any of its goals or objectives. The words "forecast," "project,"
"intend," "expect," "plan, " "should," "would," and similar
expressions and all statements, which are not historical facts, are
intended to identify forward-looking statements. These
forward-looking statements involve and are subject to known and
unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, any of which could
cause the Company to not achieve some or all of its goals or the
Company's previously reported actual results, performance (finance or
operating) to change or differ from future results, performance
(financing and operating) or achievements, including those expressed
or implied by such forward-looking statements. The Company assumes
no, and hereby disclaims any, obligation to update the
forward-looking statements contained in this press release.  
Contact: 
World Surveillance Group Inc.
321-452-3545
Barbara M. Johnson
investors@wsgi.com