C4iSR: Joint & Common Equipment

Luxembourg start-up aims to sell signals intelligence as data service

07 February 2019

Kleos, a new start-up in Luxembourg, hopes to sell geolocated radio frequency (RF) data as an intelligence service for ministries of defence (MoDs) and other security stakeholders.

Its strategy is to use small satellites flying in low-orbit formation to collect the data: a technological solution that can be scaled to fit customer demand, company officials said.

“We’re in the right place with our strategy today because defence ministries and others are saying ‘sell us the data, not the system’, and indeed when you talk to the customer base today the thirst for data is massive,” Andrew Bowyer, CEO of Kleos Space, told Jane’s on 5 February.

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