Kleos awarded NRO contract extension

Posted on 3 April, 2023 by Advance 

Kleos Space Inc. has been awarded the Stage Two option on its current contract with the US National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) as part of the Strategic Commercial Enhancements Broad Agency Announcement (SCE BAA) Framework.

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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 previously awarded the NRO’s Strategic Commercial Enhancements BAA Framework Stage One contract, which focused on the modelling and simulation of Kleos’ capabilities to support the US Government’s current and future commercial radio frequency (RF) reconnaissance needs. The NRO’s SCE Framework continuously evaluates new and emerging commercial capabilities and providers.

Under the Stage Two effort, 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 with products that are also easily shareable across the US Government, international partners and allies.

The newly awarded Second Stage emphasises tasking, data collection and direct delivery of data to end-users. The NRO also exercised an option for future purchases of Kleos data and products to support extended development and experimentation.