AEI Systems is a highly focused, world-leading defence organisation with BS EN ISO 9001:2008 quality approval, specialising in the design, development, manufacture, test, supply and logistic support of Air, Land and Naval weapons and weapons systems. AEI Systems is the Design Authority (DA) for ADEN, ASPEN and INSPEKTA. AEI Systems refurbishes HS804 and M39 guns and specialises in gun barrel manufacture ranging from 20 mm to 105 mm calibre.
AEI Systems is the Design Authority and Original Equipment Manufacturer for this aircraft cannon. The ADEN 30 mm gun is a gas operated, electrically primed revolver type cannon, that has continuously been improved and updated since it’s conception in the early 1950’s. The compact nature of this self-powered cannon makes it an attractive option for relatively simple on-aircraft installation, whether considered for an under slung pod, under fuselage blister or interior fuselage carriage.
WEAPON MOUNTING SOLUTIONS
Design , Manufacture & Intergration
The AE20-VM2 is a lightweight all Aluminium vehicle weapon mount for the 20 mm HS804 gun. The mount accepts AEI’s RH & LH drum belt feed mechanisms and flexi-chute for prolonged target engagements. The mount also accepts AEI’s lower profile ‘flat’ belt feed mechanism and can simply revert to receive AEI’s linkless feed drum magazine associated with the AE20-NM naval mount.
LAND & NAVAL APPLICATIONS
AE20 mm Multi purpose cannon
When reliability and simplicity are paramount, the HS804 AE20mm cannon is the ideal solution for land and naval applications, offering a cost effective option to more complex, high value medium calibre weapons on the market. Originally developed for aircraft use, the multi-purpose HS804 AE20mm cannon is effective against land, naval and air targets and can be readily configured for a range of platforms from wheeled vehicles to surface ships
Where a remote firing GPMG is an operational requirement e.g. in aircraft pod and remote weapon mount installations, the Safety Unit L1A1, Electrical Firing Unit No.1 Mk.1 and Recoil Buffer Mk.2 are required. The standard L7A2 GPMG is modified to accept the Safety Unit L1A1 and is designated the L44A1 GPMG
Electrical Firing Unit
Where a remote firing GPMG is an operational requirement e.g. in aircraft pod and remote weapon mount installations, the Electrical Firing Unit No.1 Mk.1, Safety Unit L1A1 and Recoil Buffer Mk.2 are required. The Electrical Firing Unit No.1 Mk.1 incorporates the trigger mechanism and electrical solenoid in the assembly
Bore size 12.7 mm up to 105 mm
AEI has 'in-house' capability to manufacture barrels from bore size 12.7 mm up to 105 mm. AEI has expanded its in-house production capability to include barrel manufacture from 12.7 mm to a maximum bore size of 105 mm with straight, constant and progressive parabolic rifling or any combination thereof.
Established over 50 years ago.
AEI Systems is a UK BSI quality approved company, supplying weapon systems and military aircraft spares to customers around the world.
ADEN 30mm Aircraft cannon
Aircraft weapon support
ADEN 30mm, DEFA 30mm, M39
Design Maintain & Manufacture
Naval weapon mounts
20mm, 12.7mm & 7.62mm
HS804 20mm Cannon & Mount
INSPEKTA 30mm cannon
30 x 165mm Gas operated cannon
12.7mm - 105mm barrel manufacture
HS804 20mm cannon & mount
AE84mm Recoilless Rifle
STA-30 Tactical weapon - 7.62mm
Electrical firing unit
AEI specialise in the design, manufacture, test and support of a wide range of small to medium calibre military weapon systems for air, sea, land and dismounted soldier applications.
Working from a modern office and factory complex in Ascot, Berkshire, AEI Systems is conveniently located close to the M3, M4 and M25 motorways and London Heathrow airport.
Utilising modern Computer Aided Design (CAD), Simulation, Project Data Management (PDM) and Enterprise Content Management (ECM) systems. AEI Systems responds promptly to customer demands for new and innovative solutions and delivers new and ‘off the shelf’ products in a timely manner. .
Renowned for aircraft cannon knowledge and expertise, AEI Systems is the Design Authority and ‘Original Equipment Manufacturer’ to BAE for the ADEN 30mm Gun system as installed in the Hawk advanced trainer aircraft.
Through Life Support
Obsolescence management and continual product improvement has given rise to a new ‘high rate of fire’ revolver cannon. The ASPEN 30, with blast suppression, improved recoil systems and gas regulation catapults this ADEN 30 variant into the 21st century.
Numerous other aircraft weapon types are supported; M39, M134, MO32 and DEFA to name just a few.
AEI Systems Ltd 1 Kings Ride Park Ascot Berkshire UK SL58AP
We strive to offer price competitive quality products that perform reliably. Our flat management structure and ‘open door’ policy nurtures an enviable working environment that benefits staff, suppliers and customers alike.