Kraken press release
UK based, MSI-DS are a land and naval weapon systems specialist with more than 120 years of experience in the defence industry. Specialising in precision engagement, weapons direction, remote situational awareness and hard kill on a range of host platforms, MSI-DS has developed cross-domain weapons platforms and control systems for naval, land, and littoral environments.
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. This will 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. MSI-DS is well recognised for developing, delivering and supporting weapons systems with outstanding performance and precision. 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
“I believe the MSI-DS and Kraken partnership is a powerful combination, and we are looking forward to collaborating on the game-changing K50 KRAKEN platform. The fully equipped and definitive maritime precision engagement craft, complete with formidable weaponisation, will deliver unparalleled levels of performance, modularity and operational capability for modern green and brown water security operations.”
John Meldrum, Managing Director at MSI Defence Systems Limited
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.