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Kleos Builds its Military Knowledge under US DOD Program

By Doug Messier
Parabolic Arc
August 21, 2021
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Kleos Space S.A (ASX:KSS, Frankfurt:KS1), a space-powered Radio Frequency Reconnaissance data-as-a-service (DaaS) company, has appointed Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Mario E. Zaltzman as a military advisor for a 12-week period under a secondment program with the US Department of Defence.

LTC Mario Zaltzman is a member of the US Army Reserve, where he is responsible for critical technology and product acquisitions. He has also held several senior positions in the private sector, including Process Engineer, Product Manager, Regional Business Unit Manager, National Accounts Manager, Director of Commercial Operations and Director of Integration Projects.

Mario is working with Kleos as part of the US Department of Defence’s SkillBridge program, which enables Service members to transition to civilian employment within related industries. Mario’s secondment provides Kleos with in-depth military insights into US government and defence acquisition processes.

LTC Mario Zaltzman said, “The DOD program allows for a mutual exchange of skillsets. On one hand, Kleos is giving me great insights on the specific markets and technology they are developing; and on the other hand, I contribute to the growth of the business with my 12 years’ army and on-the-ground experience. This is a great combination and being part of an advanced startup like Kleos is both interesting and challenging”.

Kleos’ Group Chief Revenue Officer, Eric von Eckartsberg, explained, “Kleos is developing a new data intelligence capability that can serve the needs of a diverse set of government customers. Mario’s insights into customer missions and requirements, gained over more than 12 years, will help us understand how to tailor those products towards those needs. We look forward to working with Mario over the course of this program.”\

About Kleos Space S.A.

Kleos is a space-enabled radio frequency reconnaissance data-as-a-service company with operations in Luxembourg, the US and UK. Kleos locates radio transmissions in key areas of interest around the globe, efficiently uncovering data points to expose human activity on land and sea. Using clusters of four satellites, proprietary radio frequency data (RF Data) is collected, transmitted to the ground, processed, and delivered to customers worldwide. Customers, including analytics and intelligence entities, will license data on a subscription basis (Data-as-a-Service aka DaaS), for government and commercial use cases – aiding better and faster decision making. Kleos’ first satellite cluster, the Kleos Scouting Mission (KSM), successfully launched in November 2020 is performing as a test and technology demonstration whilst collecting data. The company’s second satellite cluster, the Polar Vigilance Mission, successfully launched in June 2021 and its Polar Patrol Mission is scheduled to launch in late 2021. These satellite clusters form the foundation of a global high-capacity constellation of up to 20 satellite clusters, which will deliver high value global observation. For more information visit

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