LUXEMBOURG (Kleos Space PR) — Kleos Space Inc. (US subsidiary of Kleos Space S.A), a space-powered Radio Frequency Reconnaissance Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) and Mission-as-a-Service provider (MaaS), announces successful execution of a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the Naval Surface Warfare Center Division, Crane (NSWC Crane) for joint data experimentation.
Under 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, academia, and DoD technology partners to rapidly innovate and integrate holistic solutions for military challenges. It includes discovery test exercises, which will contribute to the development and integration of technologies that allow for quicker leadership decision making.
Kleos’ Chief Revenue Officer, Eric von Eckartsberg said, “This is a great opportunity for Kleos to support the US Navy in their efforts to innovate, learn, and find solutions that assist warfighters in quickly making the right decision in the field. Kleos’ data improves the ability to detect and monitor suspect vessels across wider areas and over longer detection intervals. Our RF data greatly expands the search range, access, and volume to reach the vast maritime domain for tipping and queuing of assets. Our clusters of four satellites can collect millions of square miles several times per day, far more efficiently than any aircraft.”
The first phase of the SCOUT exercises will begin mid-2022 and will be spread over a few months for a cycle of rapid sprint discovery events leading to the main experimentation event, in Phase 2. The Office of Naval Research Industry briefing can be found here:
Kleos is uniquely positioned with a 4-satellites per cluster approach, flown in formation, targeting accurate RF geolocation data. The company currently has a constellation of 12 satellites with the launch of its fourth cluster planned in the coming months. Each new cluster increases coverage and revisit rates as well as data collection capabilities.
About Kleos Space
Kleos is a space-enabled radio frequency Reconnaissance data-as-a-service company with operations in Luxembourg, the US and UK. Kleos uses Space technology to locate radio transmissions in key areas of interest around the globe, efficiently uncovering 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 buy dedicated satellite capacity (Mission-as-a-Service, MaaS). The provided data is applicable to government and commercial use cases, aiding better and faster decision making. Kleos’ first satellite cluster, the Scouting Mission (KSM), successfully launched in November 2020 and is performing as a test and technology demonstration whilst collecting data. The company’s second satellite cluster, the Vigilance Mission, successfully launched in June 2021 and its Patrol Mission launched in April 2022. Kleos’ fourth cluster, the Observer Mission, is targeted for a mid-2022 launch. These satellite clusters form the foundation of a global high-capacity constellation of up to 20 satellite clusters, which will deliver high value global observation. For more information visit: www.kleos.space