Kraken enters partnership with Dillon Aero

September 14, 2022

UK maritime firm Kraken Technology Group (KTG) has announced its partnership with Dillon Aero around the integration of its M134D Miniguns on the K50 KRAKEN maritime gunship.

Currently employed by all branches of the US 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.

Mal Crease, Founder and CEO of Kraken Technology Group, said: “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.”

Randy Nance, International Business Development Manager at Dillon Aero, added: “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.”

• Kraken Technology Group is a UK company founded in 2021 and structured around
decades of cross-sector expertise and pioneering experience in the marine industry.
• High-performance heritage is embedded in the company DNA and underpins both a
disruptive and pioneering approach to maritime design and manufacturing.
• KTG’s core management team come from a diverse range of marine, automotive and
security backgrounds, with several having served operationally in the British and US
Special Forces.
• KTG acquired Vector Racing in 2021 to accelerate its ongoing development programme
into high-performance alternative powertrain solutions

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