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Kraken Partners with Leonardo to Enhance Sub-surface Capability of K50 KRAKEN

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Kraken Partners with Leonardo to Enhance Sub-surface Capability of K50 KRAKEN

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Kraken Partners with Leonardo to Enhance Sub-surface Capability of K50 KRAKEN
Kraken Partners with Leonardo to Enhance Sub-surface Capability of K50 KRAKEN

British maritime technology company Kraken Technology Group (KTG) announces the signing of a partnership agreement with Leonardo, a global high-technology company in Aerospace, Defence and Security. The partnership reflects several areas of collaboration and development starting with the integration of Leonardo’s Black Scorpion mini-torpedo system into the K50 KRAKEN platform to enhance its sub-surface domain capability. The collaboration continues with the opportunity to integrate a broader range of Leonardo systems into future Kraken platforms, including LIONFISH® to provide defence and Anti-Surface Warfare (ASuW) capability.

Mal Crease, Founder and CEO of Kraken Technology Group, said: “Teaming with Leonardo and integrating their market leading defence systems will unlock yet another dimension in Kraken’s ability to effectively counter multi-domain threats above and below surface.”

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The K50 KRAKEN is a 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 weaponised, combining the latest defence and maritime technologies to best effect in the protection of sovereign green-water infrastructure and interests. Additional Kraken platforms are under development and will benefit from the forward looking nature of this agreement.

The Black Scorpion is 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 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. The Black Scorpion has a highly resistant structure and is capable of resetting its search depth and exploder activation mode during the launch phase. The torpedo has a maximum speed of over 15 knots and has enough payload capacity to counteract its targets and abort missions.

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