World Surveillance Group Inc. (OTC: WSGI) subsidiary Lighter Than Air Systems Corp. said its aerostat systems provided to the US Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command will participate in the US Army´s Network Integration Experiment taking place at Fort Bliss, TX and White Sands Missile Range, NM during April and May, 2014.
The two Winch Aerostat Small Platforms (WASP) will be returning to NIE 14.2 as a Baseline System following their successful mission at NIE 14.1 as a System Under Evaluation. The Army´s NIEs evaluate and integrate current and prospective systems thereby driving changing requirements, procurement, and field recommendations.
The WASP is a mobile, tactical-sized aerostat capable of carrying a variety of payloads in support of military operations helping troops in the field have a tactical edge while communicating over greater distances. The WASP leverages aerostat technology to elevate network payloads to an advantaged height to enable persistent network connectivity while reducing risk to units conducting missions.
LTAS produces various tactical aerostat systems, all of which are turn-key, self contained systems mounted to a compact trailer for use with various military or commercial vehicles. For more information about WSGI and LTAS, visit http://www.wsgi.com and www.ltascorp.com.
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, security and/or wireless communications solutions at low and mid altitudes. Its website is at www.wsgi.com.