Kleos Space S.A. (ASX: KSS, Frankfurt: KS1), (Kleos or Company) a space-powered Radio Frequency Reconnaissance data provider, advises that it has appointed Ecuador Atlantis SIM as its Exclusive Territory Agent for Ecuador.
Atlantis SIM is a team of exceptionally experienced and qualified professionals (ex-Navy officers ) in diverse areas of the maritime domain (fishing, oceanography, security) led by CEO; Willington Renteria who is the former Director of the Oceanography Department at the Oceanographic Institute of the Ecuadorian Navy and an international tsunami expert.
Kleos is poised to provide further international RF reconnaissance with the engagement of Atlantis SIM to enhance support to Ecuador 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 alongside other Earth Observation datasets such as optical & SAR imagery, AIS data, meteorological and oceanographic data, etc.
Recent illegal fishing occurrences such as that perpetrated by the Fu Yuan Yu Leng 999, a vessel which was detained by Ecuador maritime authorities for operating without authorization by the Galapagos Islands as part of a large Chinese fishing fleet demonstrate the imperative for cost effective intelligence fight illegal fishing and handle the pressure on marine ecosystems.
Willington Renteria, CEO of Atlantis Sim, the “exclusive partnership signed with KLEOS SPACE will allow us to provide our customers the strategic information for the complete situation awareness respect to their interest areas. The effective surveillance plus the geoprocessing information will give them the strategic advantage and superiority in their control activities and law enforcement
Pierre Duquesne, Kleos Business Development Manager for South, Central and Latin America said “The Kleos business model is to sell our data products through specialised agents with an expertise in the local market offering us access to end user requirements, existing programmes and existing budgets. This enables Kleos to engage with a far wider customer community more quickly than if Kleos was to work directly with end users.”
Acting as Exclusive Territory Agents, Atlantis SIM will, for a period of two years, provide direct tactical and operational support to Kleos’ customers in Ecuador.