AEI Systems

VENOM 30 mm Gun


AEI Systems is the Design Authority (DA), Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and owner of the IPR and proprietary rights for this gun to the latest standard.

VENOM is a derivative of the world famous ADEN 30mm and is a gas operated, electrically primed revolver gun. Configuration is similar to ADEN but with a lengthened barrel for optimised velocity, a muzzle brake for reduced recoil and a barrel aligned recoil buffer for improved accuracy.

With an effective range to 2000 m and the selectable option of single shot, 220 spm or fully automatic 1,300 spm, VENOM’s ADEN heritage makes it a highly price competitive, non-ITAR restricted alternative to the M230 LF Chain Gun.

Designed for Turret, Remote Weapon Mount and Naval installations, VENOM is compatible with NATO standard ADEN/DEFA 30 x 113mm ammunition as well as M788 and M789 variants.

VENOM is another AEI Systems in-house design and is manufactured to aircraft standard quality entirely in the UK.

Data specifications
Gun Type Revolver gun
Calibre:30 mm
Range2000 m effective
3,000 m maximum
Rate of fire:Single shot
230 spm
1,300 spm (optional)
Muzzle velocity:765 - 805 m/s
Recoil Force:22 kN mean
Cocking systemMechanical & electrical
Firing sytemsElectrical 28 V DC
Gun mass 100 kg
Barrel length1.4 m
Overall length2.04 m
Height240 mm
Width235 mm
Barrel weight15.4 kg
HEIHigh explosive incendiary
HEITHigh explosive incendiary tracer
APArmour piercing
TPTarget practice
TPTTarget practice tracer
APTArmour piercing tracer
HEDPHigh explosive dual purpose
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