Kraken and MSI-DS to collaborate on K50 maritime gunship
British maritime company Kraken Technology Group (KTG) has announced a partnership with MSI-Defence Systems (MSI-DS) around key systems on its K50 Kraken maritime gunship.
This partnership agreement reflects many areas of collaboration and development between both parties, specifically the integration of MSI-Defence Systems Seahawk compact weapon station (CWS30) and LMM launcher (CWSM) into the K50 Kraken maritime precision engagement vessel.
The partners expect to meet fast interception and interdiction requirements of navies, border forces and law-enforcement agencies.
“We look forward to working with MSI-Defence Systems to equip the KRAKEN with their range of advance weapon systems… This partnership will deliver key aspects of the KRAKEN’s specific precision engagement requirements, which features 5 different types of inbuilt weapons systems covering air, surface and sub-surface,” Mal Crease, Founder and CEO of Kraken Technology Group, commented.
UK-based MSI-DS is a land and naval weapon systems specialist. The company has developed cross-domain weapons platforms and control systems for naval, land, and littoral environments.
To remind, Kraken has recently partnered with defence company Thales for the ongoing development and provision of systems for the Kraken K50 maritime precision engagement platform.
The Kraken K50 is designed specifically to meet the growing global requirement for fast-response precision engagement, coastal interdiction and the protection of critical offshore infrastructure. It was developed to directly address the growing challenges presented by swarming activities through a range of integrated modular systems and sensors.
The vessel will feature technical and operational performance with response speeds in excess of 65 knots and optional use of advanced electric powertrain technology. The new technology is being developed to extend key range and performance parameters.