SPAR-16 GL 5.56 mm
Faction - CTRG
- Loyalists
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, NATO recon troops, as well as in limited numbers with Altian government loyalists 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.