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Kleos enters into wide reaching partnership with General Atomics

26th May 2023
Kristian McCann

Kleos Space has announced a strategic partnership with General Atomics Commonwealth Computer Research (GA-CCRI. This collaboration marks a significant milestone that will deliver benefits to Kleos and General Atomics customers and stakeholders globally.

As part of this partnership, Kleos will integrate GA-CCRI's proven OPTIX platform into the launch of two new cutting-edge, geospatial intelligence industry disruptive products.

The first product, LOCATE X, will empower users with unprecedented RF geospatial situational awareness. Leveraging advanced technologies powered by OPTIX, LOCATE X will enable customers to gain valuable insights into RF activity like never before.

The second product, LOCATE OPTIX, will serve as a powerful visualisation tool, allowing users to interrogate Kleos' data and intelligence products. With LOCATE OPTIX, customers will have the ability to create historical views, overlay contextual layers, and extract deeper insights from the wealth of data provided by Kleos.

General Atomics will leverage its OPTIX platform and RF expertise to develop intelligence outputs tailored to the specific needs of Kleos' customers. This collaborative approach will result in the creation of derived products that provide actionable intelligence to a wide range of industries.

Furthermore, General Atomics will become a Channel Partner and value-added reseller for Kleos' data and intelligence products. General Atomics maintains a carefully curated catalogue of data to provide global ISR and situational awareness. Adding Kleos data to the OPTIX catalogue will enable further expansion of modalities of data and will enable a richer situational awareness picture. Customers worldwide will benefit from the unrivalled geospatial intelligence provided by the partnership.

Kleos' Co-Founder and Head of Partnerships, Product and Sales; Andrew Bowyer said; "We are thrilled to enter into this strategic partnership with General Atomics. Their extensive experience in technology and defence, combined with their commitment to delivering excellence, aligns perfectly with Kleos' vision. Through this collaboration, we aim to push the boundaries of geospatial intelligence, providing our customers with unparalleled situational awareness and actionable insights."

General Atomics' VP of Commercial and International Programs, Joel Morgan expressed their enthusiasm, stating, "Partnering with Kleos is a significant step forward for General Atomics as we continue to expand our portfolio of innovative solutions. By integrating Kleos' data and intelligence products into our offerings, we enhance our ability to provide comprehensive and customised intelligence outputs to our customers. This partnership underscores our commitment to delivering excellence and advancing the field of geospatial intelligence."

The partnership between Kleos and General Atomics signifies a pivotal moment in the geospatial intelligence industry. By combining their respective strengths, both companies will accelerate the development and adoption of cutting-edge solutions, benefiting customers across multiple sectors. This collaboration sets the stage for a new era of geospatial intelligence, where unprecedented situational awareness and actionable insights drive informed decision-making.

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