Kleos signs an agreement with the US Navy for a maritime domain awareness exercise
Press release from: Espace Kléos SA
Posted: Tuesday May 31st 2022
Kleos Space Inc. (U.S. subsidiary of Kleos Space SA), a space-based data-as-a-service (DaaS) and mission-as-a-service (MaaS) provider of radio frequency reconnaissance, announces the successful execution of a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Naval Surface Warfare Center Division, Crane (NSWC Crane) for joint data experimentation.
As part of the CRADA agreement, Kleos will provide its radio frequency (RF) geolocation data in realistic test scenarios to improve maritime domain awareness for real-world challenges, including sanctions reporting, embargo, transshipment monitoring, search and rescue, resource management, fisheries control, smuggling and border control.
The agreement is the first phase of the SCOUT Experimentation Campaign – a collaboration between the Naval Research and Development Establishment, industry players, universities and DoD technology partners to innovate and quickly integrate holistic solutions to challenges military. It includes discovery testing exercises, which will aid in the development and integration of technologies for faster leadership decision-making.
Kleos Chief Revenue Officer Eric von Eckartsberg said, “This is a great opportunity for Kleos to support the U.S. Navy in its efforts to innovate, learn, and find solutions that help warfighters quickly make the right decision on field. Kleos data improves the ability to detect and monitor suspicious vessels in wider areas and over longer detection intervals. Our RF data dramatically expands reach, access and search volume to reach the vast maritime domain for asset failover and queuing. Our clusters of four satellites can collect millions of square kilometers several times a day, far more efficiently than any aircraft.
The first phase of SCOUT exercises will begin in mid-2022 and span a few months for a cycle of rapid sprint discovery events leading up to the main experimentation event, in Phase 2. The Office of Naval briefing Research Industry can be found here:
Kleos is uniquely positioned with a 4 satellite per cluster approach, piloted in formation, targeting precise RF geolocation data. The company currently has a constellation of 12 satellites with the launch of its fourth cluster expected in the coming months. Each new cluster increases coverage and revisit rates as well as data collection capabilities.
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About Espace Kléos
Kleos is a data as a space radio frequency reconnaissance service company with operations in Luxembourg, the United States and the United Kingdom. Kleos uses space technology to locate radio transmissions in key areas of interest around the world, effectively discovering and exposing activity on land and sea. Using clusters of satellites, RF data is collected, transmitted to the ground, processed using proprietary technology and delivered to customers worldwide. Customers, including analytics and intelligence entities, license data on a subscription basis (Data-as-a-Service, DaaS) or by purchasing dedicated satellite capacity (Mission-as-a -Service, MaaS). The data provided is applicable to both government and commercial use cases, facilitating better and faster decision making. Kleos’ first satellite cluster, the Scouting Mission (KSM), was successfully launched in November 2020 and operates as a technology test and demonstration while collecting data. The company’s second group of satellites, the Vigilance mission, was successfully launched in June 2021 and its patrol mission was launched in April 2022. Kleos’ fourth group, the observation mission, is scheduled for launch mid-2022. These satellite clusters form the basis of a high-capacity global constellation of up to 20 satellite clusters, which will provide high-value global observation. More information on: www.kleos.space
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