British maritime expertise firm Kraken Know-how Group (KTG) at the moment introduced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Thales for the continuing improvement and provision of bespoke techniques for the Kraken K50 maritime precision engagement platform. The K50 has been designed to ship unparalleled ranges of efficiency, modularity and operational functionality for contemporary green-water safety operations. Additional areas of collaboration and improvement will embody the event of superior composite high-performance craft, along with bespoke electrical and superior hybrid powertrain options, all of which will likely be constructed at a brand new superior engineering and expertise centre.

Ivor Humphrey, Enterprise Growth Govt at Thales, stated: “This association exemplifies Thales’ strategy to partnerships and constructing relationships, working with distinctive platform capabilities to boost the providing and selections for the tip person. Moreover, constructing with KTG to develop a UK enterprise which may add to the prosperity of the UK, while additionally understanding how we would collaborate with our worldwide community of consumers to evolve native alternatives.”


Mal Crease, Founder and CEO of Kraken Know-how Group stated: “We’re exceptionally happy to be teaming with probably the most well-respected names within the Defence and Safety business, and looking out ahead to working collectively to handle the rising requirement for superior powertrain and modular composite construction options for the precision engagement sector.”

Kraken K50 maritime precision engagement platform

Thales will present the flexibility to combine a variety of sensor and weapons gear with scalable command and management, communication and networking techniques. Thales has additionally recognized the world-leading Light-weight Multi-role Missile (LMM) as a candidate for integration onto Kraken. LMM, also called ‘Martlet’, has demonstrable functionality in air defence and floor assault, capable of defeat a variety of threats together with Quick Inshore Assault Craft (FIAC), UAVs and quick jets, aligning it completely with Kraken’s key rules of excessive efficiency, multi-role use and adaptableness. This integration is together with Thales’ different companions MSI-DSL, who’re growing a brand new light-weight launcher matched to LMM.

Kraken Know-how Group is a UK firm based in 2021 and structured round many years of cross-sector experience and pioneering expertise within the marine business. KTG’s core administration group come from a various vary of marine, automotive and safety backgrounds, with a number of having served operationally within the British and US Particular Forces. Excessive-performance heritage is embedded within the firm DNA and underpins each a disruptive and pioneering strategy to maritime design and manufacturing. KTG acquired Vector Racing in 2021 to speed up its ongoing improvement programme into high-performance various powertrain options.