VENOM LR (Low Recoil) is a ‘ground up’ complete redesign of the ADEN 30 mm Gun; a gas-operated, electrically primed, self-loading revolver weapon.
VENOM LR is designed for Remote Weapon Station (RWS) integration where reduced firing forces permit installation to Light Reconnaissance Vehicles (LRVs) and fast patrol vessels.
The gun is shrouded by a buffer cradle that interfaces directly to the RWS gimbal elevation driveshaft and yoke arm. The gun recoils in the buffer cradle via two recoil
buffers, attached to the gun and buffer cradle with quick release pins for quick gun removal/installation.
The lengthened barrel, with optimised progressive parabolic rifling, improves accuracy and the muzzle brake assists with the reduction of recoil force.
With a 2,000 m effective range, single shot, 225 & 1,200 spm firing modes, motorised remote cocking with gun safing/arming, remote gun loaded,
rounds fired and rate of fire indicators, VENOM LR is a highly price competitive, non-ITAR alternative to the M230LF Chain Gun.
The vast majority of VENOM LR parts are marinised with all lock-wiring removed. Maintenance is simplified utilising a standard metric tool kit with a corresponding reduction in maintenance cycle times.
VENOM LR is production-ready, designed and manufactured in the UK by AEI Systems to aircraft standard quality and precision.
|Gun Type||Revolver gun|
|Calibre:||30 mm x 113 mm|
|ADEN, DEFA & M230 ammunition compatible)|
|Muzzle velocity:||765 - 805 m/s|
|Rate of fire:||Single shot|
|220 – 230 shots per minute (spm)|
|1,100 – 1,300 spm|
|Range||2,000 m effective (RWS FCS dependent)|
|3,000 m max|
|Recoil Force:||9 kN max|
|7 kN mean|
|Weapon firing||24 – 28 V DC|
|1 A max|
|24 – 28 V DC, 1.5 – 10 A (15 A spike, < 5 s)|
|Full cocking cycle; 50 s max|
|Partial cocking/safeing cycle; 40 s|
|Arm gun (after partial cocking); 10 s|
|Manual cocking||Electromechanical & mechanical|
|Gun safeing||Partial remote cocking|
|Gun (less barrel)||92 kg|
|Barrel assembly||16 kg|
|Buffer cradle||14 kg|
|Overall length||2.044 m|
|30 x 113 mm (electric primer)|
|TPT||Target practice tracer|
|HEI||High explosive incendiary|
|HEIT||High explosive incendiary tracer|
|HEDP||High explosive dual purpose|
|APT||Armour piercing tracer|