ASX-listed Kleos Space has appointed Australian-based SYPAQ Systems as its exclusive territory agent for Australia and New Zealand.
SYPAQ will exclusively market, sell and support Kleos data products on behalf of the company into new and existing programs and customers, and provide direct local support to Kleos’ regional government and industry customers.
Pete Round, Kleos chairman and director for global business development, said, "The Kleos business model is to sell our data products through integrators (those that add the data to other data sets before selling a derived product), channel partners (those with the technical capabilities to add value to the data product and support the after sales appropriately) and agents where there is a need for additional support requiring exclusivity in a region."
Kleos data will enhance support to ANZ defence and border services, providing additional resources to monitor suspect and illegal activities at sea, including smuggling, illegal migration, fishing, whaling and vessels in distress.
"SYPAQ offers us access to end user requirements, existing programs and existing budgets enabling Kleos to engage with a far wider customer community more quicker than if Kleos was to work directly with end users as well as being able to provide pre and post-sales support to the region," Round added.
Acting as exclusive territory agents, SYPAQ will, for a period of two years, provide direct tactical and operational support to Kleos’ customers in Australia and New Zealand. SYPAQ will be the primary point of contact for both sales and support in the region.
Kleos is of the view that by appointing SYPAQ as exclusive ANZ agents, considerable operational cost benefits will be achieved against establishing a regional Kleos operations office.
SYPAQ was established in 1992 and provides advanced systems integration, management and technology consulting, and software application development and support services across a broad range of technologies and sectors including defence and aerospace, information and communication technology (ICT), state and federal government and private enterprise.
The orbits of Kleos’ first two clusters provide strategic coverage of the south Pacific Ocean between Australia and New Zealand and the Indian Ocean covering the west coast of Australia.
Kleos’ satellites will detect and geolocate maritime radio frequency transmissions to provide global activity-based intelligence, enhancing the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities of governments and commercial entities when Automatic Identification System (AIS) is defeated, imagery unclear or targets out of patrol range.
Kleos Space is a space enabled, activity-based intelligence, data as a service company based in Luxembourg. Kleos Space aims to guard borders, protect assets and save lives by delivering global activity-based intelligence and geolocation as a service.
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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