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US Army orders Lighter Than Air Systems' Blimp in a Box

World Surveillance Group Inc. (OTC: WSGI) subsidiary Lighter Than Air Systems Corp. said it has received an order from prime defense contractor A-T Solutions, Inc. for sustainment equipment related to its Blimp in a Box aerostat systems (BiB).

The BiB related components are to be delivered and installed in staged shipments beginning immediately and to be completed within 30 days. The sustainment equipment will be used to support the training and evaluation exercises taking place at the US Army Garrison in Fort Polk, Louisiana.

The two LTAS BiB aerostat systems currently in use at the Army´s base at Fort Polk were delivered earlier this year under a contract award from the United States Department of Defense which included on-location support, installation and training for the BiB systems. The BiBs are intended to provide semi-persistent, mobile intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) at the platoon level. Each BiB system can provide low cost, mobile ISR for days, weeks or months with the aerostat system only requiring a rapid 15 minute recovery and re-launch helium top-off every 24-36 hours.

World Surveillance Group designs, develops, markets and sells autonomous, lighter-than-air advanced aerostats and UAS capable of carrying payloads that provide persistent intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), security and/or wireless communications solutions at low and mid altitudes. For more information regarding WSGI, visit

Lighter Than Air Systems provides critical aerial and land based surveillance and communications solutions to government and commercial customers.


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