Cyber Defense's CyberBug™ Chosen to Complement the Gaston County Sheriff's Department
ST. PETERSBURG, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 1, 2006 -- Cyber Defense Systems, Inc. (OTC BB: CYDF), a designer and developer of next-generation unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), announced the sale of its CyberBug™ Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to the Gaston County, North Carolina, Sheriff's office.
The CyberBug will augment the response and rescue efforts of the Gaston County Sheriff's department. The ability to give real-time information and provide real-time video and patrol coverage over a much wider area than previously available will provide much more comprehensive levels of protection to both the citizens and law enforcement of Gaston County.
The Gaston County Sheriff's Department said they were eager to get the program started and will begin training its first operator next week. Assistant Chief Jeff Isenhour believes the CyberBug will be helpful to their department in many areas. "The applications we have in mind for the CyberBug include a long list of missions, just to name a few, we would use the CyberBug for routine surveillance, lost persons, tactical operations, open area drug eradication, and overhead crime scene photography."
The Cyber Defense UAV's intended applications were to provide military ground forces with immediate and efficient surveillance from the sky. Ongoing testing and real-time demonstrations are creating new possible uses for the CyberBug. Search and rescue, traffic control and expanded investigations are a few of the uses for the CyberBug. The CyberBug can serve as a means of identifying and tracking possible threats to the environment such as forest fires or as security measures to deter crop tampering. The previous methods of tracking and surveying these areas are accomplished primarily with multiple patrol cars, planes or helicopters, both of which come with high maintenance and much greater expense. Less than the cost of a patrol car or the expense to deploy one helicopter, several CyberBugs can be used in its place, offering faster surveillance over a wide area of terrain. This enables forestry experts to identify possible environmental threats immediately, gaining accurate topographic information and limiting potential threats to the area.
Cyber Defense has also provided demonstrations of its CyberBug UAV to Law enforcement and military services throughout the U.S. and overseas as well. They performed multiple flights, some of which highlighted the CyberBug's infrared sensor capabilities and upgraded Procerus autopilot system.
"We want to continue generating exposure for our UAVs, as well as the benefits of their possible applications for both military, Law enforcement and growing commercial uses. We plan a series of flight demonstrations and trade show exhibits on a U.S. and international effort," said Cyber Defense CEO Billy Robinson.
ABOUT CYBER DEFENSE SYSTEMS
Cyber Defense Systems, Inc. is designing and building a new generation of UAVs. Cyber Defense is currently marketing airships and their CyberBug™ UAVs 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. Cyber Defense Systems, Inc. http://www.cduav.com (OTC BB: CYDF)
ABOUT TECHSPHERE SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL
Techsphere Systems International, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Cyber Defense located in Atlanta and Columbus, GA, is the manufacturer of low, mid and high-altitude airships. Together with their teaming companies, Techsphere will design and build unique airship platforms for use in many areas including surveillance, the military and wireless communications. The current spherical airship design holds the world altitude record at over 20,000 feet. http://www.techsphere.us.
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