Distributed Intelligence

KSB M-Class

Built for any deployment scenario, the KSB M-Class delivers all core features of the standard KSB in a standard sonobuoy form factor. Compatible with UUV, Aircraft, UAV, Boat, and submarine deployments, its sonobuoy A-Size hull is already familiar to the warfighter. This KSB delivers low-SWaP MASINT, SIGINT, and EW payloads to any contested environment. 

The KSB M-Class is built around a processor that supports on-edge analysis and processing for most types of small sensor feeds. M-Class has been used to deploy acoustic sensor payloads, as well as computer vision software payloads to extract signals of interest, and classify the source vehicles in real time.

Countering Hypersonics

HyperKelp is a cost-effective bellringer that forms the surface layer of a multi-domain hypersonics alert and defense system.

The M-Class KSB hosts 15x the processing power of competing air deployed buoys. This lets customers run advanced signal processing software onboard the buoys, at sea, for long durations.

In fact, the M-Class has been used to demonstrate a variety of SIGINT and MASINT payloads for ONR’s TOEE 23.1 experiments. HyperKelp has also been contracted by the US Navy to deploy its counter-hypersonic bellringer sensor onboard the M-Class in support of the TORCH SBIR program.

Hyperkelp’s KSB M-Class gives defenses faster warning for a fraction of the cost of satellite based systems. This resilient surface sensor layer forms an integral component of any maritime intelligence network.

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Long Range

Deployable from air or sea, M-Class delivers live data from anywhere in the world, with up to 100 nautical miles of detection range.

Fingertip Data

Data flow is immediate, instantaneous and always available. No need for aircraft to loiter on site to recover data.


Our hosted payload platform accommodates passive and active tactical sensors using multiple interfaces.