Kraken Technology press release
Currently employed by all branches of the U.S. military and in more than 30 countries, Dillon’s M134D Minigun is one of the most reliable weapons in the world given its capacity, simplicity in loading and ease of maintenance. Designed for speed and accuracy, the M134D is a true force multiplier and ideal for the operational requirements of the K50 KRAKEN which includes close proximity maritime engagement.
Dillon’s M134D will combine with systems from recently announced partners Thales and MSI-DS, to ensure all K50 KRAKEN effectors are fully systems-integrated, CMS-led and precisely-aimed for maximum operational efficacy in its maritime precision engagement role.
“The iconic M134D Minigun has been linked to maritime platforms but never a boat like the K50 KRAKEN. Its legendary firepower is a key ingredient in this definitive maritime precision engagement platform, and our technical collaboration with Dillon Aero will be another critical addition to the focussed effectiveness of the KRAKEN gunship.”
Mal Crease, Founder and CEO of Kraken Technology Group
“The Dillon Aero team are pleased to be partnering with Kraken, and to be bringing the M134D’s fire power and ability to suppress close range targets to such a game-changing vessel. We’ve not seen anything like the K50 before, and setting new benchmarks in fire-power for ultra-high-performance boats is something we’re excited being a part of.”
Randy Nance, International Business Development Manager at Dillon Aero
About Kraken K50
The K50 is a purpose-built, highly capable maritime platform capable of rapidly responding and deploying massive single or swarm forces to defend national or maritime installations, sovereign waters, and critical civil or commercial infrastructure.
Inspired by the efficiency and capabilities of naval doctrine made possible by the use of World War II-era heavily armed, swarm-supported, gliding motorboats, KRAKEN is in every way the spiritual successor to the famous MTB, MGB and PT type boats.
Designed from the keel up as a fully integrated weapons platform, the KRAKEN K50 outperforms anything currently on the market. It simply offers more power, more effective attack capabilities and more mission-specific customization options. This combination of innovative engineering, careful naval architecture and massive operational capability makes the KRAKEN equally effective in both deterrence and effectiveness roles.
KRAKEN K50 is available in two variants:
K50A is the fully-equipped and definitive maritime precision engagement craft, complete with formidable weaponization and unsurpassed performance envelope. The Kraken is truly game-changing, offering forward-looking, progressive navies unsurpassed flexibility and the opportunity to innovate with new realms of doctrine being unlocked in addressing new and ever-changing threats.
K50B addresses the interdiction, interception, and fast patrol needs of navies, border forces, and law-enforcement agencies. Drawing on the same engineering philosophy, innovative mindset, and able to be equipped to vary degrees to meet specific briefs, Kraken K50B provides extraordinary performance and appropriate levels of weaponization in conjunction with unprecedented mission-specific customisation opportunities.