SOURCE: Cyber Defense Systems Inc.

February 28, 2007 11:32 ET

Cyber Defense's Subsidiary Techsphere Preparing 3 Airships for Flight, Names 1st Airship "Columbus"

ST. PETERSBURG, FL and ATLANTA, GA and COLUMBUS, GA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 28, 2007 -- Cyber Defense Systems, Inc (OTCBB: CYDF), a designer and developer of next generation unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and its wholly owned subsidiary Techsphere Systems International, Inc. (TSI), (, a designer, developer and manufacturer of manned and unmanned airships, announced today the preparation for the SA-90 and the two new SA-60 airships and naming the first SA-60 airship Columbus.

Inflation tests began today adjacent to the Columbus Georgia Civic Center in preparation for flight this spring. These next generation airships currently under construction are the 68 foot commercial and the 94 foot diameter airship recently contracted by Sierra Nevada Corporation both models are being designed for commercial, surveillance and disaster relief efforts with altitudes between 8,000 to 20,000 feet.

"Airship 'Columbus' is a 68 foot unique icon that represents continued innovative growth in technology and manufacturing for our city and region," said Mayor Jim Wetherington.

"We are very pleased to manufacture our product line in Columbus. Our technology is leading edge for communication, disaster relief, border patrol, surveillance and other usage which will create additional high tech jobs for the region," stated Mr. Mike Lawson, President of TSI.


Cyber Defense Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: CYDF) ( is designing and building a new generation of UAVs. Cyber Defense located in St. Petersburg, FL is currently marketing airships and their CyberBug™ UAVs to various branches of the U.S. government and U.S. allies as multi-use platform vehicles capable of deployment in surveillance and communication operations.

Techsphere Systems International, Inc. ("TSI") ( is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cyber Defense. TSI, located in Columbus, GA, is a manufacturer of low and mid altitude airships. Together with their teaming companies, Techsphere designs and builds unique airship platforms for use in many areas including surveillance, the military and wireless communications. The current SA 60 spherical airship design holds the world altitude record at over 20,000 feet.


Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) ( is a fast-growing research, development and manufacturing company that provides leading edge Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Network-centric communications technologies on multiple platforms ranging from soldier-based to small and large manned/unmanned aircraft. SNC also specializes in the design and production of defense electronics products in the fields of Instrumentation, Test and Training (ITT), Electronic Warfare (EW), Air Traffic Control and Automatic Landing Systems (ATCALS), Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs) and Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Networking (C4N). SNC is a $500M+ company with their corporate office based in Reno, NV and does business with all branches of the U.S. DoD, as well as with certain Government agencies. Sierra Nevada Corporation holds the exclusive integration contract rights for government end users of Techsphere's airships

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