SOURCE: World Surveillance Group

World Surveillance Group

World Surveillance Group

May 01, 2012 09:30 ET

Global Telesat Awarded Asset Tracking Contract by Nation's Premier Emergency Response Organization

Contract Awarded for GTC's Specialized Satellite Tracking and Mapping Capabilities

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL--(Marketwire - May 1, 2012) - World Surveillance Group Inc. (OTCBB: WSGI), a developer of lighter-than-air unmanned aerial vehicles and related technologies, announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Global Telesat Corp. ("GTC"), has been awarded a contract to provide satellite-based tracking services for the United States' premier emergency response organization. The contract was awarded to provide for the GPS tracking of mass care equipment trailers.

The contract requires GTC to provide specialized satellite tracking devices, satellite airtime and online mapping capabilities as part of a disaster preparedness and emergency relief program to locate and monitor the movements of a variety of the organization's mobile assets across the U.S. GTC's proprietary mapping portal will enable the tracking devices to be visually located and monitored by the customer in near real-time from a PC or mobile device via a Google Maps™ interface in addition to providing historic data showing past movements of the mobile assets.

Utilizing a combination of the GPS and Globalstar satellite networks, the tracking devices provided by GTC will send one-way predefined messages with their respective GPS locations and other information required by the customer to track the beginning or end of the mobile asset's journey or its movement out of a pre-authorized zone. The contract award has resulted from GTC's initiative to focus on marketing its mobile satellite solutions to commercial and government customers domestically and internationally.

WSGI's President and CEO, Glenn D. Estrella, stated, "We are honored to be selected by the United States' premier emergency response organization to provide GTC's specialized satellite tracking services and look forward to servicing the critical needs of this customer for years to come. This contract award is significant to GTC as it supports our recently implemented business model of leveraging our capabilities as a proven and reliable defense contractor as we aggressively pursue various additional revenue generating opportunities both in the defense and commercial sectors."

About World Surveillance Group Inc.

World Surveillance Group Inc. (OTCBB: WSGI) 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. For more information regarding WSGI, please visit, or view our reports and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission on

About Global Telesat Corp.

GTC provides mobile voice and data communications services globally via satellite to the U.S. government, defense industry and commercial users. GTC specializes in services related to the Globalstar satellite constellation, including ground station construction, satellite telecommunications voice airtime, and tracking services. GTC has recently launched its e-commerce mobile satellite solutions portal and is an authorized reseller of satellite telecommunications equipment and services offered by other leading satellite network providers such as Inmarsat, Iridium, and Thuraya. GTC's equipment is installed in various ground stations across Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and South America. For more information regarding GTC, please visit

Forward-Looking Statements

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