ST. PETERSBURG; FL, COLUMBUS, GA -- Dec 11, 2006 -- [ASDWire.com] -- Cyber Defense Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: CYDF), a designer and developer of next-generation unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), is pleased to announce that its CyberBug™ small unmanned air vehicles recently participated in NATO and various other military exercises around the world.
The CyberBug is a high tech asset for military, law enforcement and commercial applications. The unmanned air vehicles can be assembled in minutes and provide instant aerial surveillance. The vehicles fly for up to an hour and transmit video and data to a portable ground control station. The CyberBug operator can safely monitor dangerous events, see around buildings, over hills and beyond line of sight. Applications include search and rescue, traffic monitoring, environmental research, border patrol and more.
Three large CyberBugs were employed to support Navigation Warfare scenarios during Trial “Spartan Hammer”, a 12-nation NATO collaborative effort conducted from November 5-15, 2006 in western Greece. A variety of sensor payload configurations were carried aboard the CyberBugs that collected information used to support signals intelligence and electronic warfare campaigns. A total of 22 sorties were flown with a 100% mission completion rate. Photographs of the CyberBugs are published on NATO's website giving information about the exercise.
CyberBug unmanned air vehicles patrolled the skies over Avon Park, Florida during Atlantic Strike IV, a joint Air Force, Navy and Marine exercise that involved more than 700 service members. CyberBugs conducted 18 sorties to locate snipers, access air strike damage, follow convoys and monitor the battlefield. CyberBugs transmitted live video to Joint Terminal Air Controllers and to soldiers on the ground, increasing situational awareness and demonstrating their ability to save lives on the battlefield. This was the third Atlantic Strike exercise for the CyberBug.
Cyber Defense Systems manufactures CyberBug unmanned air vehicles in several sizes to meet most mission requirements. The new Micro CyberBug is highly portable, weighing only 2.5 pounds and fitting into a backpack with room to spare. The Medium CyberBug represents an effective mix of performance and size, weighing only 8.5 pounds and flying for more than an hour. The Large CyberBug weighs 14.5 pounds and accommodates larger payloads. Cyber Defense is currently under contract to design and build a 42 pound CyberBug capable of carrying a twelve pound payload for up to two hours with the option to exchanging payload for fuel and fly up to 8 hours.
Second generation enhancements include faster assembly, rugged environmental sealing, transparent wing materials for stealth and powerful new tracking and targeting features. CyberBug operators can now lock the vehicle pan/tilt camera onto stationary or moving targets. The targets geo-location can even be resolved with an accuracy of 3-5 meters. These new features represent a merger of big UAV capability in a small UAV package.
About Cyber Defense Systems
Cyber Defense Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: CYDF) (http://www.cduav.com) is designing and building a new generation of UAV’s. Cyber Defense is currently marketing airships and their CyberBug™ UAV’s to various branches of the U.S. government and U.S. allies as multi-use platform vehicles capable of deployment in surveillance and communication operations.
Techsphere Systems International, Inc. (“TSI”) (http://www.techsphere.us) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cyber Defense. TSI, located in Columbus, GA, is a manufacturer of low and mid altitude airships. Together with their teaming companies, Techsphere designs and builds unique airship platforms for use in many areas including surveillance, the military and wireless communications. The current SA 60 spherical airship design holds the world altitude record at over 20,000 feet.
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