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 (MaaS) provider, 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, trans-shipment monitoring, search and rescue, resource management, fisheries control, smuggling, and border control.
The SCOUT Campaign aims at leveraging the Naval Research and Development Establishment enterprise, know-how, and execution tools in partnership with industry players, academia, and DoD technology partners, in a collaborative way to rapidly learn, innovative and integrate holistic solutions for military challenges. The exercise is comprised of fast sprint discovery events, 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 always innovate, learn and rapidly find solutions that will help warfighters in quickly making the right decisions 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 expand 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.”
Kleos is uniquely positioned with a 4-satellites per cluster approach, flown in formation, to provide resilient and globally available RF data. The company currently has a constellation of 12 satellites with the launch of its fourth cluster planned for later this year. 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 locates radio transmissions in key areas of interest around the globe, efficiently uncovering data points to expose human activity on land and sea. Using clusters of four satellites, proprietary radio frequency data (RF Data) is collected, transmitted to the ground, processed, and delivered to customers worldwide. Customers, including analytics and intelligence entities, will license data on a subscription basis (Data-as-a-Service aka DaaS), for 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