Kleos Space S.A (ASX:KSS, Frankfurt:KS1, Kleos or Company), a space-powered Radio Frequency Reconnaissance data-as-a-service (DaaS) company is pleased to announce the signing of a Distribution Partner and Data Integrator Agreement with Peru based Geomática Soluciones S.A.C.. (Geomática), a leader in geospatial intelligence in Peru.
This agreement follows South American agreements concluded in Mexico, Chile, Brazil and Ecuador.
The agreement allows Geomática to leverage the radio-frequency reconnaissance data-as-a-service (DaaS) captured by Kleos to provide its end customers with additional insights for their intelligence requirements in the maritime security domain.
Pierre Duquesne, Kleos Business Development Manager for South, Central and Latin America said “We are very pleased to be working with Geomática experts, delivering a solution for the well documented challenges Peru has with illegal fishing.”
Alonso Portales, the CEO of Geomática explains, “The information from radio frequency activity on board ships navigating in Peruvian waters from Kleos Space will prove very useful when it becomes available because it is very likely that those ships who get involved in illegal activities know very well what they were doing and are therefore very careful to avoid scrutiny by switching off their AIS transmitters. Kleos’ data will cause the Peruvian Coastguard’s monitoring systems to be even more efficient”.
Under the agreement, Geomática will integrate Kleos data into products and workflows.
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 first cluster of four satellites (Kleos Scouting Mission) are launching next month (Nov 2020) on the ISRO PSLV C49 launch into a 37 degree inclined orbit, with the second cluster (Polar Vigilance Mission) launching mid 2021 with Space X into Sun-Synchronous Orbit.