SOURCE: Perla Group International

Perla Group International

January 25, 2011 08:30 ET

Perla Group International's Proprietary AK1-3 Helicopter to Make United States Debut in February

Company to Deliver First Two Units of the Lightweight, Versatile Helicopter to World's Largest Helicopter Market

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwire - January 25, 2011) -  Perla Group International Inc., (PINKSHEETS: PERL) an emerging leader in the international military, police and security solutions sectors, today announced it will deliver two of its proprietary AK1-3 helicopters to the United Sates within the next few weeks. This marks the U.S. debut of the lightweight, versatile aircraft to the world's largest helicopter market. Both units were acquired by private individuals for personal use.

The AK1-3 has been designed for a wide range of practical purposes including surveillance (i.e. monitoring borders), search missions, geological exploration, aerial photography, pilot training, aerial spraying, business and pleasure flights and aerial sports competitions.

"The AK1-3 conforms to International Airworthiness Regulations (FAR, Part 27) for normal category rotorcraft and international noise abatement regulations," said Charles D'Alberto, CEO and founder of Perla Group International. "Additionally, the craft is certified under the State Administration of Ukraine for Aviation Safety Oversight and bears a Type Certificate Number TTI 0008."

When empty, the AK1-3 weighs only 869 lbs. allowing it to be transported by a small trailer attached to a vehicle and that trailer serves as a mobile landing strip. It is powered by the proven and extremely reliable Subaru EJ 25 automobile engine.

"This is truly a remarkable helicopter, featuring state-of-the-art composite materials, instrumentation, pilotage-navigating equipment and at the request of a customer a system of onboard navigation GPS can be installed," added D'Alberto. "With its wide cabin width the AK1-3 easily accommodates two crew members even when wearing heavy clothing. Its large windows provide excellent visibility in all directions making it ideal for search missions, and surveillance. Most important, it's extremely affordable."

D'Alberto said that once the AK1-3 gains a foothold in the U.S. market they will ramp up production to meet demand. He said the company is exploring opening a domestic-based production facility.

Perla Group International was founded in 2007 by D'Alberto, after having established himself in the market with a reputation of being first to market with innovative, "best of breed" products and services. Perla International Group is headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with regional offices in Dubai, UAE, and Kabul, Afghanistan. The company recently announced it has procured $4.5 million of satellite and teleport communications infrastructure and will build a world class teleport facility in the Mediterranean with Cyprus being the leading candidate.

Through its four, wholly owned subsidiaries, Perla Group International offers leading edge products and services in aviation, telecom, armored vehicles and K-9 services in the burgeoning military, police and security sectors.

Perla Telecoms Group has positioned itself as a total 'turnkey' solutions developer and provider. It will remain independent as to have the ability to work with the many leading services providers in the industry; from large Telcos to small SMEs, network integrators, military customers, and any company wanting a specialist solution or product.

Perla Aviation -- primarily in the Middle East, the division provides a host of aviation services including charters, sales and leasing of aircraft; aircraft repair and maintenance. Perla Aviation is the exclusive distributor for the AK1-3 helicopter known industry wide as the finest two seat helicopter available.

Perla Armored Cars -- This entity specializes in armored VIP Mercedes Benz, as well as 4 x 4s, APCs, Cash in Transit, Buses and ATVs. The division has recently secured direct supply contracts with the US military, and has plans to expand rapidly with a view to investing in manufacturing facilities in both the Middle East and the USA.

Perla K-9 Services -- Through the world renowned Von Forell facilities in Melbourne, Australia Perla offers the finest breed dogs trained under the best in the industry. Perla K-9 services are utilized by law enforcement and as detection dogs. They conduct training seminars as well as tactical, anti-terrorism and security training services.

D'Alberto said that although the Company's divisions operate independently they work together quite often and cross pollinate as customers of one division are quick to take advantage of products.

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About Perla Group International

Perla Group International is an emerging leader in the international military, police and security solutions sectors. It was established with the vision to become the industry's leading turnkey solutions developer and services provider. Perla Group's success is built on a combination of the trust, backing and support of top industry specialists and a talented team's unwavering commitment to service excellence. With its four divisions; Perla Telecoms, Perla Aviation, Perla Armored Cars and Perla K-9 Services, it places Perla Group in a unique position to service many of its existing clients with multiple value added services and thereby attract key new clients.

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Editors Note- photos of the AK1-3 are available upon request

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