New Contract Aims To Increase Security On The High Seas
Press release on Forbes website. Contributor – Elizabeth Howell
With so much ocean to cover, another satellite company has brokered an agreement to keep track of large ships sailing around the world.
Luxembourg-based data service company Kleos and Geollect, a geospatial intelligence and analysis company in the United Kingdom, signed an agreement to use Kleos’ data for a new tool. What’s even more interesting is the pact (whose dollar amount was not disclosed) was signed before Kleos’ satellites begin operations.
Geollect plans to use the data from Kleos forthcoming satellites for “dark vessel tracking capability” using radio frequency transmissions from ships. These transmissions include both the automatic transmissions that all ships must use to show their port of origin and destination (among other pieces of data), and other radio frequency communications emanating from vessels.