Kleos secures South American market growth

Stephen Kuper

ASX-listed Kleos Space has confirmed two additional South American pre-orders for the company’s space-powered radio-frequency reconnaissance data-as-a-service.

Kleos secures South American market growth
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Kleos has secured pre-orders with leading Chilean organisation GEOCIENCIAS E.I.R.L and Brazilian HEX Geospatial Technologies, and have been priced at the integrator level. 

The pre-orders were secured by the company's South American representative, Pierre Duquesne, and follow in quick succession of the original South American sale announced by Kleos in mid-September. 

That program of delivery will see Kleos provide processed data delivery through its Guardian LOCATE product as part of its Guardian suite of products, which includes: 

  • Guardian RF: Guardian RF is data from Kleos' satellites and is, at its most fundamental, unprocessed by its geolocation algorithms and is suited to customers who have their own geolocation analysis/signals intelligence capability.
  • Guardian LOCATE: Guardian LOCATE is a data set that Kleos has processed to deliver geolocated RF activity. This data is ready for further analytics by the customer within GEOINT and data fusion programs.
  • Guardian UDT: Guardian UDT (user-defined data type) is a user-defined, customised data set. This bespoke data set allows the selection of specific areas of interest, ground station, level of security and level of processing by the customer.

Andy Bowyer, CEO of Kleos Space, welcomed the announcement, saying, "These additional sales into South America demonstrate the global acceptance of the Kleos RF data solution."

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Duquesne was the former managing director for Airbus Intelligence in South America and has over 20 years of experience in the regional space industry.  

The company’s independent data solutions will provide defence, security and commercial users with access to a cost-effective daily geolocation and intelligence resource to guard borders, protect assets and save lives. 

The Corporacion Andina de Fomento (CAF), the Latin American Development Bank, suggests the outlook by 2040 for the maritime and port sector in Latin America and the Caribbean will serve as an attractive environment for growth, with planned investments valued at over €45 billion in the coming decades. 

Kleos Space is a space-enabled, activity-based intelligence, data-as-a-service company and innovative in-space manufacturing technology developer based in Luxembourg.

The first Kleos Space satellite system, known as Kleos Scouting Mission (KSM), will deliver commercially available data and perform as a technology demonstration. KSM will be the keystone for a later global high-capacity constellation. The Scouting Mission will deliver targeted daily services with the full constellation delivering near-real-time global observation.

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