Credit: Kleos

Kleos Space Inc, a space-powered radio frequency (RF) reconnaissance data-as-a-service (DaaS) company with operations in Luxembourg, the United States (UK) and the United Kingdom (UK), has been awarded a first stage contract from the US National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) as part of the Strategic Commercial Enhancements Broad Agency Announcement (SCE BAA) Framework.

The NRO is responsible for maintaining global vigilance in times of peace and war. It develops, acquires, launches and operates innovative space-based surveillance and reconnaissance systems that collect and deliver intelligence to enhance US national security. After a multiple-phase proposal process, Kleos was awarded the first stage contract under the NRO's SCE BAA Framework, focused on the analysis, modelling and simulation of Kleos' capabilities to support the US Government's current and future commercial RF reconnaissance needs. The NRO's SCE framework continuously evaluates new and emerging capabilities and providers.

Under the project, Kleos will provide insights into how to optimise evolving commercial RF geolocation capability to enhance and augment existing capabilities in a persistent, resilient, cost-effective manner that is also easily shareable across the US Government and with international partners and allies.

Follow-on stages will emphasise tasking, data collection and direct delivery of data to end-users. This contract will allow Kleos to support the US Government Defence, Intelligence and Law enforcement missions, through the integration of its data within the NRO's capabilities.

Kleos’ Chief Revenue Officer, Eric von Eckartsberg, commented: "We are very proud to receive this contract with the NRO and to start our projected journey to growth with RF Earth Observation data, which imagery companies have been enjoying for many years".