SOURCE: Sanswire

December 08, 2009 06:54 ET

Sanswire-TAO Corp. Announces U.S. Public Demonstration of Their STS-111 Airship at Orlando Sanford International Airport in Florida

Public Unveiling Scheduled for Q-2 2010 at Runway 9R-27L

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwire - December 8, 2009) - Sanswire Corp. (OTCBB: SNSR) through its Joint Venture Sanswire-TAO Corp. today announced an agreement with Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) to publicly unveil and demonstrate the STS-111 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), their new commercial, mid altitude, multi-day duration, lighter-than-air platform designed to rapidly provide persistent surveillance capabilities and to work in tandem with other currently deployed UAVs in various domestic and overseas operations.

SFB and Sanswire will be hosting the demonstration at Orlando Sanford International Airport in Florida on Runway 9R-27L over a two-day event to be confirmed early 2010 pending logistics scheduling of the commercial STS-111 UAV. SFB will provide the flight facilities and host Sanswire's team during the demonstrations, which will include flight demonstrations of the STS-111, a "hands on" inspection of the airship and the auxiliary systems, and systems presentations from members of the team. The public event is anticipated to be attended by various local Florida political representatives as well as federal government officials from various offices to witness and learn how the STS-111 can assist and fulfill many of the country's homeland and national defense requirements.

Following this two day event, the STS-111 will be transported to Sanswire's systems integrator and operator, a top 10 U.S. defense contractor where the joint team will collaborate on preparing the STS-111 Unmanned Airship for jointly held private demonstrations to potential customers. At the systems integrator and operator's facilities, various systems, sensors and communications packages will be installed, along with operational training for planned multi-day mission, long-endurance flight testing.

Captain David Christian, CEO of Sanswire, said, "The arrival of the STS-111 in the United States will be a major milestone for Sanswire-TAO and for all who have supported our efforts. Development of the commercial, multi-day STS-111 platform is ongoing, as we continue on with the next stage of testing, development and systems integration. Our unique airship design delivers endurance, persistence and ease of deployment that has yet to be seen in any other UAV package, and it's my goal to deliver its capabilities to all those who need it."

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About Sanswire-TAO Corp.

Sanswire-TAO exclusively owns and markets all the technology and intellectual property associated with TAO's lighter-than-air (LTA) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), including the Stratellite™ high-altitude airships, the SAS-51 low-altitude airships, the mid-altitude STS-111 airship, and the PADDS (Precision Air Drop Delivery System) in the US, Canada and Mexico. Sanswire-TAO Corp. is jointly owned by TAO Technologies GmbH and Sanswire Corp. For more information, visit

About Sanswire Corp.

Sanswire Corp. (OTCBB: SNSR) develops and provides an integrated suite of aerospace communications products and services, leveraging its relationships with leaders in UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) technologies. Sanswire Corp. is focused on the design and construction of various aerial vehicles, capable of carrying payloads that provide persistent surveillance and security solutions at various altitudes. For more information, visit

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