satellite-based airtime to government and commercial end users.
This overall capabilities study was requested due to GTC’s heightened interest in joint venture Sanswire-TAO’s, original study regarding its lighter than air (LTA) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) solution.
Jonathan Leinwand, CEO of Sanswire Corp., stated, “We’re pleased to deliver on this follow up request from GTC for additional information regarding our capabilities.
This second study further illustrates our ability to provide an unmanned platform
for communications and persistent surveillance, following the first study which focused specifically on payload integration. We look forward to integrating our technologies with GTC and expanding our business opportunities.”
GTC continues to evaluate Sanswire-TAO’s two recent studies for technical collaboration purposes as well as business opportunity discussions with GTC clients.
With this additional request for a supplemental study, the company extended
additional time for GTC’s option to further invest in Sanswire Corp. The second study focused on Sanswire-TAO’s Mid and High Altitude program and illustrated the uniqueness and capabilities of Sanswire-TAO.
The basis for the study was to contrast the unique approach of the Sanswire-TAO
joint venture in adopting its patented lighter than air, non-rigid, segmented cell airship design, which differs greatly from the heavier than air “flying wing” or rigid blimp-like vehicles. It also covered:
- Endurance and propulsion through the recently filed patent application for Sanswire-TAO’s segmented airship equipped with energy medium.
- Proprietary autonomous flight control system implemented into the segmented cell vehicles.
- The dual phased approach for immediately available medium endurance vehicles and future concepts for long endurance vehicles that utilize environmentally-friendly energy solutions.