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Kleos makes key US, Middle East appointment

(26 March 2020 - Kleos Space) Kleos Space, a space-powered Radio Frequency Reconnaissance data-as-a-service (DaaS) company, has appointed Sean McKay as senior business developer for US and Middle East operations.

Sean McKay is a retired Colonel and a graduated Senior Materiel Leader with over 22 years’ experience in program management for various Department of Defense, Foreign Military Sales, and Intelligence Community activities in command and control, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, space, cyber, ground integration, operational systems and operational test.

He is joint qualified with several years of experience in resource management, legislative affairs, as well as an extended deployment to Afghanistan in support of the joint service and coalition build-up of the Afghan National Army.

Mr. McKay will engage with a large network of defense specialists in the US Air Force and Saudi Arabia. Commenting on the appointment, Karyn Hayes-Ryan, Kleos Space Inc. Director said, “Sean joins the Kleos team at a time of international crisis, where governments are acutely aware of the need for enhanced border security.”

“We have seen an increasing interest in Kleos’ data offerings and Sean is well equipped to develop business opportunities in the US and Saudi Arabia.”

The Kleos Scouting Mission satellites are in Chennai, India awaiting launch on Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) PSLV C49.

The multi-satellite Scouting Mission system will form the foundation of a constellation that delivers a global picture of hidden maritime activity, enhancing the intelligence capability of government and commercial entities when AIS (Automatic Identification System) is defeated, imagery is unclear, or targets are out of patrol range. The first scouting mission is made up of 4x nano-satellites flown in formation.