Lighter Than Air Systems’ Aerostats to Support U.S. Army Overseas Operations

By Caroline Rees / 26 Sep 2013
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World Surveillance Group Inc., a developer of lighter-than-air aerostats and unmanned aerial systems, announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Lighter Than Air Systems Corp. (“LTAS”), has received an order from prime defense contractor Universal Solutions International for five custom aerostat systems and subcomponents to support the U.S. Army Rapid Equipping Force (“REF”). The aerostat systems and related components will be delivered directly into active overseas operations to support U.S. military troops in staged shipments beginning within 30 days.

The LTAS aerostat systems requested by the REF were custom-designed and engineered, and will be manufactured, to provide capabilities for specific mission requirements. The systems include aerostats, winches, tank racks and related support equipment. This order follows a previous REF order where LTAS delivered seven custom-engineered, critical aerostat launcher main winches and spare components to support the Small Tactical Multi-Payload Aerostat System (“STMPAS”).

Glenn D. Estrella, WSGI President and CEO, stated “We are excited by the follow-on order from REF and the opportunity to provide the Army with critical aerostat systems and components to immediately support our troops in sensitive ongoing operations. We will work diligently to prepare the aerostat systems for prompt delivery and deployment. We intend to continue to execute on our strategy to provide tactical aerostat solutions for military and commercial applications both at home and globally.”

World Surveillance Group and Lighter Than Air Systems have launched new websites with more current information and details on our products and services. For more information about WSGI and LTAS, please visit and

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