« The Mk18 Advanced Battle Rifle is a more compact and lightweight evolution of the Mk14 Battle Rifle. The ABR is an ergonomic rifle that can be accessorized and was designed for high accuracy. It's chambered for a 7.62x51 mm cartridge and is typically used in ranges from 600 - 800 m.
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Mk18 ABR 7.62 mm
Mk18 ABR
Faction - AAF
- Loyalists
Type Designated Marksman Rifle
Caliber 7.62×51 mm NATO
Variants None

The Mk18 ABR is a 7.62 mm designated marksman rifle that is used by both Altian government loyalists and the AAF in ArmA 3.


The Mk18 ABR is a selective fire, gas operated, rotating bolt battle rifle that is chambered for the 7.62×51 mm NATO round.

It loads from 20 round box magazines and can attain a fire rate of up to 705 rounds per minute on full auto, with a muzzle velocity of 850 m/s. The Mk18 can accept being fitted with accessories on its top, side and underbarrel rails, and can also be suppressed with muzzle attachments.


Though not exactly ideal, the Mk18 can be brought to bear in close quarters with either ironsights or a short range optic.

The Mk18 excels in taking down distant targets and is particularly effective at close-medium ranges. Its main weakness is that it has a low magazine capacity (a problem that all 7.62 mm battle rifles share) and that there is a significant accuracy falloff while using it on full auto.

In contrast to the Mk-I EMR, the Mk18 is lighter to carry (though not nearly as light as its CSAT counterpart). Consequently however, it is far less accurate at longer ranges compared to its NATO counterpart and has a slightly lower effective firing range as a result.


  • The Mk18 is based on the real-world American-made "Mark 14 Mod 0 Enhanced Battle Rifle (EBR)" designed by Arizona-based company Smith Enterprise Inc. for the U.S. Navy.
    • Its name should not be confused with the real "Mk18" series of modified carbines used by the U.S. military (also known as the "Close Quarter Battle Receiver" or CQBR).
  • It appears to be Lieutenant James' weapon of choice, as he is consistently seen wielding it throughout both The East Wind and Apex Protocol campaigns.
  • Prior to its addition in Game Update 1.04, the Mk18 ABR served as a placeholder DMR for CSAT forces until the Rahim was finally included into the base game.
  • Following Game Update 1.06, the ABR was also used by NATO Recon Marksmen as their primary weapon. This was later re-factored with the release of the Marksmen DLC in Game Update 1.42, which reverted them back to using the MXM, making the Mk18 an AAF-exclusive weapon once more.
    • The release of the Tac-Ops DLC however, would see the weapon being carried by government loyalist marksmen (predecessors of the FIA) in the DLC's first mini-campaign, Beyond Hope, as well, removing its exclusivity status from the AAF again.


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Weapons of comparable role and configuration