SOURCE: World Surveillance Group Inc.

World Surveillance Group Inc.

September 22, 2011 09:00 ET

World Surveillance Group Announces Successful Flight of Argus One UAV in Easton, MD

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL--(Marketwire - Sep 22, 2011) - World Surveillance Group Inc. (OTCBB: WSGI), a developer of lighter-than-air unmanned aerial vehicles ("UAVs") and related technologies, announced today that the Company has successfully completed additional tethered flight testing of its Argus One airship in Easton, Maryland. The Argus One flew under tower control at Easton Airport where it carried out aerodynamic exercises to test the newly improved and reinforced airship envelope as well as improvements to mechanical systems located in the airship's pod bay unit.

The Company is currently working with the test directors at the U.S. Army's proving ground facility at Yuma, Arizona to reschedule the Argus One's flight test exercises and expects to return to Yuma in the near future. These rescheduled flight test exercises at Yuma are expected to include aerodynamic testing to demonstrate the Argus One's unique flight capabilities as well as payload integration testing to demonstrate the airship's platform capabilities. In the interim, the Company intends to continue tethered flight testing of the Argus One in Easton, MD.

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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

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Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this release constitute forward-looking statements. These statements include those regarding the timing or results of any flight testing of our UAVs, the expected payloads or systems to be carried on the Argus One or to be tested during any given flight test, the further advancement, development or commercialization of the Company's UAVs, the outcome of any demonstrations of the Company's airships, the capabilities and advantages of, and costs related to, the Company's technology and products, and the schedule for any reports or updates following the testing of the airship. 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.

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