SOURCE: World Surveillance Group Inc.

World Surveillance Group Inc.

August 17, 2011 09:07 ET

World Surveillance Group Confirms Initial Yuma Flight Testing Schedule for Argus One UAV

Argus One Testing to Begin August 23, 2011

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL--(Marketwire - Aug 17, 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 confirmed the schedule for the first round of flight testing of its Argus One UAV at the U.S. Army's proving ground facilities in Yuma, Arizona. The flight exercises, which are focused on the aerodynamic and free flight maneuvering of the airship, will commence on August 23, 2011 and are expected to continue for several days.

In preparation for the Yuma tests, the Argus One UAV successfully completed "final flight check" tethered test flights on August 15, 2011 at the Easton, Maryland airport under tower control. Following these test flights, the Argus One has been prepared and packaged for its transportation out to the Yuma proving ground facilities. Once deflated, the Argus One UAV fits in a standard size shipping crate for easy storage and transportation even to remote locations.

Under a contract from Space Florida, an independent special district, body politic and corporate, and subdivision of the State of Florida, following the conclusion of the Yuma flight test exercises, the Company will present the results of the Yuma flight exercises to Space Florida in a performance data package.

The Company intends to provide additional updates following the Yuma flight exercises and plans on adding video and pictures of the airship flying at Yuma on our website www.wsgi.com.

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 www.wsgi.com, or view our reports and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission on http://www.sec.gov.

About Global Telesat Corp.

GTC provides satellite airtime and tracking services to the U.S. government and defense industry end users and resells airtime and equipment from leading satellite network providers such as Globalstar, Inmarsat, Iridium and Thuraya. GTC specializes in satellite tracking services using the Globalstar satellite network and owns a number of network infrastructure devices containing the signal processing technology that powers the Globalstar Simplex Data Service. GTC's equipment is installed in various ground stations across Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and South America. For more information regarding GTC, please visit www.gtc-usa.com.

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.

Contact Information

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    World Surveillance Group Inc.
    321-452-3545

    Barbara M. Johnson
    investors@wsgi.com