AEI Systems

VENOM LR 30 mm Gun

VENOM LR or VENOM ‘Low Recoil’, is a gas operated, electrically primed, self-loading revolver gun. VENOM LR is designed for Remote Weapon Station (RWS) integration, where reduced interface loads permit installation to Light Reconnaissance Vehicles (LRV’s) and fast patrol vessels. (AEI’s ‘VENOM’ 30 mm gun is designed for turret installations; see AEI’s ‘VENOM’ brochure).

VENOM LR with integrated ‘buffer cradle’, interfaces directly to the RWS gimbal elevation driveshaft and yoke arm. Muzzle velocity is enhanced by a lengthened barrel and optimised parabolic rifle twist. An efficient muzzle brake assists recoil retardation and barrel aligned recoil buffers improve weapon accuracy.

With an effective range to 2,000 m, single shot and 230 spm firing modes, motorised cocking and weapon ‘Safeing’, VENOM LR is a highly
price competitive, non-ITAR alternative to the M230LF Chain Gun. VENOM LR fires NATO standard ADEN/DEFA 30×113 mm ammunition including M788 and M789 variants.

VENOM LR is designed and manufactured in the UK by AEI Systems, to aircraft standard quality and precision.

Data specifications
Gun Type Revolver gun
Calibre:30 mm x 113 mm
Range2000 m effective
3,000 m maximum
Rate of fire:Single shot
230 spm
Muzzle velocity:765 - 805 m/s
Recoil Force:9 kN max
Recoil Force;7 kN mean
Cocking systemMechanical & electrical
Firing sytemsElectrical 28 VDC
Dimensions
Gun mass 122 kg
Barrel length1.4 m
Overall length2.04 m
Height275 mm
Width300 mm
Barrel mass15.3 kg
Ammunition
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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