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DSEI 2023: UK-developed Venom revolver cannon to equip Turkish remote weapon stations

8th September 2023 - 14:00 GMT | by Christopher F Foss in London

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AEI Systems' Venom 30mm Low Recoil revolver cannon has been developed for a variety of applications. (Photo: CANiK)

The Venom LR, revolver cannon developed by UK-based AEI Systems, offers features such as reduced recoil, multiple firing modes and compatibility with standard 30mm ammunition. It is now being integrated onto Unirobotics' Trakon remote weapon station (RWS).

The Turkish Unirobotics Trakon RWS, developed using internal R&D funding, is being marketed with a wider range of weapons to meet specific end-users' requirements.

These range from the standard 12.7mm M2 HB machine gun (MG), 40mm automatic grenade launcher (AGL), 20x102mm and 25x137mm cannon up to the AEI Systems 30x113mm Venom Low Recoil (LR) revolver cannon.

When fitted with the latter the total weight of the Trakon RWS with weapon but without ammunition is 477kg.

RWS traverse is electric from 160 degrees left and right with 360 degrees being an option with a slip ring, while weapon elevation is from

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Christopher F Foss is an internationally recognised authority on armoured fighting vehicles, artillery and other weapon systems, …

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