Lighter Than Air Systems Provides Initial Aerostat Launcher System and
Aerostats to BAE Systems to Support the U.S. Army Space and
Missile Defense Command
Initial Complete Trailer-Mounted System and Six Aerostats Delivered
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 04/16/13 -- World
Surveillance Group Inc. (OTCQB: WSGI), a developer of
lighter-than-air aerostats and unmanned aerial systems, announced
today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Lighter Than Air Systems
Corp. ("LTAS"), has provided the initial trailer-mounted aerostat
launcher system and six aerostats to BAE Systems to support the U.S.
Army Space and Missile Defense Command ("SMDC"). The LTAS self
contained, compact, trailer-mounted aerostat launcher system and
aerostats have been delivered and are undergoing testing and
evaluation for various mission profiles to support and enhance
critical communications for the Army. Utilizing the LTAS aerostats,
the SMDC is able to extend encrypted communications up to
approximately 20 miles using standard battlefield radios. LTAS
expects to deliver the second aerostat launcher system to BAE Systems
in the second quarter 2013.
The LTAS aerostat launcher systems are custom designed, engineered
and manufactured to provide rapid communications and intelligence,
surveillance, and reconnaissance ("ISR") capabilities for government
and commercial applications. The LTAS aerostat launcher systems are
proprietary, in-house designed, turn-key systems that are self
contained and mounted to a compact trailer for use with various
military vehicles. The LTAS aerostat systems include fixed and remote
controls, custom software and electronics, and self contained helium
storage with rapid inflation and deflation systems for simplified
The LTAS aerostat launcher systems are engineered to provide
significant benefits over competing systems, including reduced
maintenance and overall operation costs, smaller footprint for
operations, reduced operators required to manage the aerostat,
decreased time for inflation/deflation, faster launch and recovery,
and a simplified process.
WSGI President and CEO, Glenn D. Estrella, stated, "We are excited by
this opportunity to provide our systems and aerostats to customers
who can witness their effectiveness at prov
communications solutions to support the Army. We are committed to
continually improving our products to meet the stated needs of our
customers so as to deliver proven turn-key solutions that provide the
customer's desired results. We intend to continue to execute on our
business plan as we pursue a leadership position in the compact,
tactical aerostat market."
For additional information about WSGI, please visit www.wsgi.com.
About World Surveillance Group Inc.
World Surveillance Group Inc. (OTCQB: WSGI) designs, develops,
markets and sells autonomous, lighter-than-air advanced aerostats and
UAS capable of carrying payloads that provide persistent
intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance ("ISR"), security
and/or wireless communications solutions at low and mid altitudes.
WSGI's aerial assets are designed for integration with electronics
systems and other high technology payloads for use by
government-related and commercial entities that require real-time ISR
or communications support for military, homeland defense, border
control, drug interdiction, natural disaster relief, maritime and
environmental 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.
About Lighter Than Air Systems Corp.
Lighter Than Air Systems Corp. (LTAS), a wholly owned subsidiary of
World Surveillance Group Inc., provides critical aerial and
land-based surveillance and communications solutions to government
and commercial customers. LTAS systems are designed and developed
in-house utilizing proprietary technologies and processes that result
in compact, rapidly deployable aerostat solutions and mast-based
systems. The LTAS systems have been proven to fulfill critical
requirements of the military and law enforcement in the U.S. and
Certain statements in this release constitute forward-looking
statements. These statements include those regarding the Company's or
LTAS' relationships with BAE Systems, the Army, SMDC or others and
our ability to continue and/or expand such relationships, LTAS' or
the Company's position in the compact, tactical aerostat market, the
suitability of the LTAS aerostat launcher system or aerostats for any
particular application, the ability of the LTAS aerostat launcher
system or aerostats to satisfy customer demands or requirements or
meet any specific challenges, the ability of the LTAS aerostat
launcher system or aerostats to function in accordance with their
respective design expectations, the capabilities, characteristics and
advantages of, and costs related to, the LTAS aerostat launcher
system, aerostats or the Company's other technology, products and
services, the further advancement, development or commercialization
of any of LTAS' or the Company's products, the ability of the Company
or LTAS to secure business with new customers or grow revenues, and
the ability of LTAS or 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
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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.
World Surveillance Group Inc.
Barbara M. Johnson
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