SOURCE: World Surveillance Group Inc.

World Surveillance Group Inc.

World Surveillance Group Inc.

October 03, 2013 09:00 ET

Aerostat Platforms Provided by World Surveillance Group's Lighter Than Air Systems Subsidiary to Be Used in U.S. Army Network Integration Experiment

Network Integration Experiment 14.1 Set to Take Place at the U.S. Army White Sands Missile Range During October and November

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL--(Marketwired - Oct 3, 2013) - Aerostat platforms provided by Lighter Than Air Systems Corp. ("LTAS"), a wholly owned subsidiary of World Surveillance Group Inc. (OTCQB: WSGI), a developer of lighter-than-air aerostats and unmanned aerial systems, will be used in the U.S. Army's Network Integration Experiment ("NIE") 14.1 set to take place at the U.S. Army White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico during October and November. The two complete, turn-key trailer-mounted aerostat launcher systems previously delivered to the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command ("SMDC") enable persistent, on-demand beyond-line-of-sight communications in support of ground forces maneuvers.

The NIE is a series of semi-annual, soldier-led evaluations designed to further integrate, mature and rapidly progress the Army's tactical communications network. NIE 14.1, the sixth in the series of semi-annual field exercises, will focus on balancing the live, virtual and constructive mix of communications to achieve a higher-quality evaluation of existing and prototype products in a cost-constrained environment. NIE serves as a principal driver of change in the Army -- such in-field evaluation and integration events drive requirements, field recommendations and procurement.

Earlier this year, LTAS delivered two complete, trailer-mounted aerostat launcher systems to the SMDC Battle Lab, who referred to them as the Winch Aerostat Small Platform ("WASP"). The WASP is a self-contained tactical aerostat that provides enhancements where existing systems are limited, particularly in complex terrain. The WASP system is designed to elevate a secure communications package to increase communications coverage, reduce the need to position retransmissions forward, and enable operational dispersion.

Glenn D. Estrella, WSGI's President and CEO, stated, "We are honored that our LTAS aerostat systems are participating in this significant Army in-field integration experiment and firmly believe the aerostat systems can assist in providing a critical capability to soldiers who require constant communications. The integration of our systems into the Army's communications network further supports our vision that our aerostat systems can quickly provide critical communications for military missions, disaster recovery efforts, and local and state operations."

For more information about WSGI and LTAS, please visit http://www.wsgi.com and www.ltascorp.com.

About World Surveillance Group Inc.

World Surveillance Group Inc. (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 that have been proven to fulfill critical requirements by the military and law enforcement in the U.S. and around the world.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this release constitute forward-looking statements. These statements include those regarding the participation of LTAS' aerostat systems in NIE, LTAS' relationships with the NIE, the Army, SMDC or others and our ability to continue and/or expand such relationships, the ability to shift field recommendations or receive orders based on the LTAS aerostat systems' participation in NIE, the suitability of the LTAS aerostat launcher system for any particular application, the ability of the LTAS aerostat launcher system to satisfy customer demands or requirements or meet any specific challenges, the ability of the LTAS aerostat launcher system to function in accordance with its design expectations, the capabilities, characteristics and advantages of, and costs related to, the LTAS aerostat launcher system or LTAS' 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 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.