SPAR-16 GL 5.56 mm
Faction CTRG
Type Assault Rifle / UGL
Caliber 5.56×45 mm NATO / 40 mm
30 / 1
Variants SPAR-16, SPAR-16S

The SPAR-16 GL 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 GL is a modified version of the baseline SPAR-16 model that has a grenade launcher attached to it. As with its parent model, it is also chambered to fire the 5.56×45 mm NATO round and can launch 40 mm grenades from its underbarrel grenade launcher.

It is completely identical to the baseline variant stat-wise. The sole difference is that it cannot fit accessories to its underbarrel rail as the position is occupied by the GLM attachment. For aiming, the GLM utilises a leaf sight that can be zeroed up to a maximum distance of 400 m.

Because it shares the same characteristics of the baseline model (aside from being unable to mount underbarrel accessories), it is just as accurate at medium-long ranges. And as a result, it also shares the same drawbacks with the baseline SPAR-16 like its average rate of fire and usage of relatively weak 5.56 mm ammunition as opposed to specialised/higher calibre rounds.

The GLM is also less ergonomic to utilise as it only uses a simple leaf sight whereas its conventional NATO/CSAT counterparts have quadrant sights with red dots that are easier to aim with.