KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL -- (Marketwire) -- 06/13/12 -- World Surveillance Group Inc. (OTCBB: WSGI), a developer of lighter-than-air unmanned aerial vehicles and related technologies, announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Global Telesat Corp. ("GTC"), has been selected to provide specialized satellite tracking capabilities for yachts participating in the prestigious Ecker 1,000 Miles Race between Zadar, Croatia and Alanya, Turkey.
GTC will supply specialized satellite tracking devices, satellite airtime and online mapping capabilities to locate and monitor the movements of the participating yachts as they race the 1,000 miles between the starting and finish lines. GTC's proprietary mapping portal will enable the tracking devices to be visually located and monitored by the race marshals in near real-time from a PC or mobile device via a Google Maps interface in addition to providing historic data showing past movements of the yachts. This locational information will also be available on a public website during the race for spectators and race teams to view.
Utilizing a combination of the GPS and Globalstar satellite networks, the tracking devices provided by GTC will send one-way predefined messages with their respective GPS locations and will also monitor and transmit engine and transmission data to ensure that strict race guidelines for engine operating times are maintained by the yacht skippers throughout the race.
Since 1990, Ecker Yachting has organized and held a prestigious regatta every three years in the Mediterranean Sea known as the Ecker 1000 Miles Race for sailing monohull cruising yachts larger than 30 feet. This year's race begins on Saturday, October 13, 2012, in Zadar, Croatia and currently has approximately 70 yachts registered to participate.
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 mobile voice and data communications services globally via satellite to the U.S. government, defense industry and commercial users. GTC specializes in services related to the Globalstar satellite constellation, including ground station construction, satellite telecommunications voice airtime, and tracking services. GTC has recently launched its e-commerce mobile satellite solutions portal and is an authorized reseller of satellite telecommunications equipment and services offered by other leading satellite network providers such as Inmarsat, Iridium, and Thuraya. 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.
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