SPAR-16 5.56 mm
Faction CTRG
Type Assault Rifle
Caliber 5.56×45 mm NATO
Variants SPAR-16 GL, SPAR-16S

The SPAR-16 is a 5.56 mm assault rifle used by CTRG operators in ArmA 3. It was added with the release of the Apex DLC.


The SPAR-16 is a short-stroke, gas piston-operated assault rifle with a rotating bolt that forms the baseline model of the SPAR-16 family. Along with its sub-variants, it is chambered to fire the 5.56×45 mm NATO round.

It loads from 30 round STANAG magazines and can attain a fire rate of up to 857 rounds per minute, with a muzzle velocity of 800 m/s. The SPAR-16 accepts accessories on its top, side and underbarrel rails, and can also be fitted with muzzle attachments.

Out of all its contemporary counterparts, the SPAR-16 is undisputedly the most accurate assault rifle by far. Dispersion-wise, it is even more precise than the MX series used by conventional NATO forces and completely outclasses the Type 115 used by Viper operatives at medium-long ranges.

The main drawbacks to the SPAR-16 stem from its somewhat lackluster rate of fire and usage of regular 5.56 mm ammunition as opposed to specialised/higher calibre rounds. This drawback necessitates that the operator expend more ammunition in order to take down a single armoured target compared to other 6.5 mm-based firearms.