Kraken Technology Group (KTG) has signed a partnership agreement with Leonardo to enhance sub-surface domain capability of its K50 gunship.
The partnership will start with the integration of Leonardo’s Black Scorpion mini-torpedo system into the K50 Kraken platform. The collaboration will also see the integration of a broader range of Leonardo systems into future Kraken platforms, including LIONFISH to provide defense and Anti-Surface Warfare (ASuW) capability.
Mal Crease, Founder and CEO of Kraken Technology Group, commented: “Teaming with Leonardo and integrating their market leading defense systems will unlock yet another dimension in Kraken’s ability to effectively counter multi-domain threats above and below surface.”
The K50 KRAKEN is believed to be the first-of-its-kind, fully-integrated, maritime precision engagement fast-boat platform, designed to provide effective swarmed-strike response to littoral water threats. The K50 is heavily weaponized, combining the latest defense and maritime technologies to best effect in the protection of sovereign green-water infrastructure and interests. According to Kraken, additional platforms are under development and will benefit from the forward looking nature of this agreement.
The Black Scorpion is said to be a cost-effective and highly-flexible technology designed to facilitate the engagement of sub-surface threats in challenging operational scenarios, while LIONFISH is Leonardo’s lightweight lightweight and compact new family of small calibre naval turrets, usable in a broad set of applications and available in both 12.7mm and 20mm versions.