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Company to Test Argus One UAV at Yuma

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World Surveillance Group Schedules Flight Testing in Yuma for July 11 to July 22

(Source: World Surveillance Group Inc.; issued June 14, 2011)


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 received formal approval from the Department of Defense for the testing of its Argus One UAV from July 11 to July 22 at the U.S. Army's proving ground facility in Yuma, Arizona.

In preparation for such testing, the company is in the process of integrating the payload package the Argus One UAV will carry during such tests. The electronic systems in the payload package have been provided by our partner L-3 Communications and our wholly owned subsidiary Global Telesat Corp. (GTC) and consists of an L-3 Wescam Electro-Optical/Infrared package and GTC's satellite communications equipment that utilizes Globalstar Inc.'s Low Earth Orbit satellite constellation.

At Yuma, we plan on testing the effectiveness and capabilities of the payload package systems onboard the Argus One UAV. The work to integrate these electronic systems in the Argus One payload bay is being performed by our technical partner, Eastcor Engineering.

We are preparing the Argus One UAV for flight tests to be conducted during the July 11 to July 22 timeframe at the U.S. Army Yuma proving ground facility under a $200,000 government contract awarded to us by Space Florida. The flight test operations will include a series of tests ranging from ground based tactical launch scenarios, to free flight and tethered operations. The electronics packages integrated into the Argus One will be fully operational during the flight test period allowing the Company to evaluate and test alternative payloads and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) packages for various mission applications.

Glenn D. Estrella, President and CEO of WSGI stated, "We are excited to finalize our test dates for the Argus One UAV at Yuma and look forward to testing and demonstrating its capabilities in restricted airspace. We are grateful to our partners for allowing us to integrate their advanced technological systems with our Argus One UAV to demonstrate the wide range of applications the Argus One may be used for when coupled with powerful ISR or communications payloads."

WSGI's Chairman, Michael K. Clark added, "This is yet another important step towards the commercialization of our Argus One airship. We intend to continue working with our partners to move our airship program forward and the data we receive from our testing at Yuma should enable us to accelerate this process."


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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