Kleos Space announced an agreement with the Naval Surface Warfare Center Division, Crane (NSWC Crane) for joint data experimentation for the improvement of maritime domain awareness.
nder the CRADA agreement, Kleos will provide its radio frequency (RF) geolocation data in realistic test scenarios to improve maritime domain awareness for real-world challenges, including sanctions reporting, embargo, transshipment monitoring, search and rescue, resource management, fisheries control, smuggling, and border control.
The agreement is the first phase of the SCOUT Experimentation Campaign, which is a collaboration between the Naval Research and Development Establishment, industry players, academia, and DoD technology partners to rapidly innovate and integrate holistic solutions for military challenges.
It includes discovery test exercises, which will contribute to the development and integration of technologies that allow for quicker leadership decision making.
The first phase of the SCOUT exercises will begin mid-2022 and will be spread over a few months for a cycle of rapid sprint discovery events leading to the main experimentation event, in Phase 2.
Kleos’ data improves the ability to detect and monitor suspect vessels across wider areas and over longer detection intervals
Kleos’ Chief Revenue Officer, Eric von Eckartsberg said.