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Kraken adds mini-torpedo capability to K50 fast boat

20th February 2023 - 15:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team in London


The Black Scorpion mini-torpedo system will be integrated with the K50 Kraken fast boat platform, (Photo: KTG)

Kraken has signed a partnership agreement with Leonardo with the first project involving integration of the Black Scorpion torpedo onto the K50 platform.

UK maritime systems specialist Kraken Technology Group (KTG) has announced a partnership agreement with Leonardo, starting with the integration of the latter's Black Scorpion mini-torpedo system onto the K50 Kraken platform to enhance sub-surface domain capability. 

The collaboration envisages integration of a broader range of Leonardo systems into future KTG platforms, including Lionfish to provide defence and ASuW capability.

The K50 Kraken is described a maritime precision engagement fast-boat platform, designed to provide swarmed-strike response to littoral threats. 

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The Black Scorpion torpedo is designed to facilitate engagement of sub-surface threats in challenging operational scenarios, while Lionfish is Leonardo’s lightweight compact family of small-calibre naval turrets, available in 12.7mm and 20mm versions.

Mal Crease, founder and CEO of KTG, commented: '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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