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Argus One UAV Demonstrated in Nevada

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World Surveillance Group Demonstrates Argus One UAV for U.S. Department of Defense at the Nevada Test Site

(Source: World Surveillance Group; issued January 17, 2012)


KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL --- World Surveillance Group Inc., a developer of lighter-than-air unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and related technologies, announced today that the Company has completed initial demonstrations of its Argus One UAV to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) at the U.S. Department of Energy Nevada Test Site (N2S2).

The Argus One flight exercises were sponsored and coordinated by the DoD and executed by WSGI's technical partner, Eastcor Engineering (ECE). The recently held flight exercise is the first in a series of flight and testing activities planned for 2012. In preparation for subsequent DoD coordinated flights, the Argus One UAV has been re-stationed at the N2S2 facilities where the airship remains inflated inside a hangar facility for further testing, evaluation and demonstrations as weather conditions and scheduling permit.

The Argus One is a mid-altitude, lighter-than-air UAV designed to hover above the earth's surface for extended periods of time. The uniquely constructed low observable airship is designed to handle surface winds in a more efficient manner than traditional "blimp-like" airships, while delivering a cost-effective solution based on minimal ground and human infrastructure.

WSGI is currently awaiting proper clearances and approvals to release images and video footage from the flight exercise at N2S2.


World Surveillance Group Inc. 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.

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