SOURCE: Sanswire


December 29, 2009 09:28 ET

Sanswire Invites Public to US Debut of Its STS-111 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

Demonstration of Cutting Edge Airship to Take Place at Sanford International Airport, Orlando, FL

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwire - December 29, 2009) - Sanswire Corp. (OTCBB: SNSR), through its joint venture Sanswire-TAO Corp., today announced that it opened requests to cordially invite interested parties to the US unveiling of the STS-111 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle tentatively scheduled for the second quarter of 2010 at Sanford International Airport (SFB) in Orlando, Florida. Exact dates will be promulgated at a later time. Sanswire has posted a special request form on where shareholders, investors, members of the media, aerospace industry executives, US military personnel, as well as federal and state government officials can request a formal invitation to the event.

The demonstration of the STS-111 UAV will take place on runway 9R-27L at Sanford International Airport, and will feature flight tests and systems presentations that showcase the unique capabilities of the STS-111 and demonstrate how the airship could be deployed in various global and homeland security applications. In addition, attendees can participate in a "hands-on" inspection of the STS-111 and the craft's onboard systems.

The STS-111 is a Mid Altitude Long Endurance (MALE), lighter-than-air UAV designed for surveillance and reconnaissance missions. The STS-111 airship is a low-cost unmanned platform designed to be rapidly deployed, and ideally suited to work in tandem with currently deployed heavier-than-air UAVs in global operations. The STS-111 incorporates Sanswire-TAO's patented segmented design, which utilizes a non-rigid articulating structure. Under gust loads, this proprietary design allows the airship's segments to articulate and relieve stress, greatly enhancing the craft's stability. The increased stability of this design provides all of the benefits associated with a lighter-than-air vehicle to be employed in Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance missions.

Captain David Christian, CEO of Sanswire, said, "We are pleased with the progress of our airship program and are looking forward to the opportunity to share this long awaited event with our supporters and the general public. Following this demonstration, we plan to deliver the STS-111 to our systems integrator and operations partner, which we strongly believe is a major milestone for lighter-than-air aviation, as well as for Sanswire-TAO."

The public demonstration of the STS-111 in Orlando, FL, will be similar to an earlier private viewing held on December 18, 2009, in Stuttgart, Germany. To view video of that event, or to download the Sanswire STS-111 invitation request form, please visit

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 STS-111 Mid-altitude airships, the low-altitude SAS-51 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) is a developer of integrated aerospace communications products and services. The company specializes in the design and construction of autonomous, lighter-than-air UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) capable of carrying payloads that provide persistent security solutions at low, mid, and high altitudes. Sanswire's airships and auxiliary products are designed for use by commercial and government-related entities that require real-time intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance support for homeland defense, maritime, and border missions. The company's long-term objective is to develop and deliver state-of-the-art airship technology that provides surveillance sensor suites and other advanced wireless broadband capabilities to the broader commercial markets.

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