Deters and repels adversaries with accurate, lethal, direct fire.
The M16A4 5.56mm Rifle provides Soldiers with the ability to deter and, if necessary, repel adversaries by enabling individuals and small units to engage targets with accurate, lethal, direct fire. It is a gas-operated, air-cooled, shoulder-fired weapon that can be fired either in automatic three-round bursts or semi-automatic single shots. The M16A4 includes a MIL-STD 1913 upper receiver and forward rail system with a backup iron sight. The system can accommodate modern optics, accessories and can incorporate both the M203 and M320 40mm Grenade Launchers. The M16A4 is currently being replaced across the Army by the M4A1 Carbine.
- Caliber: 5.56mm
- Weight: 9.1 pounds (with sling and loaded mag)
- Length: 39.6 inches
- Barrel length: 20 inches
- Range: 550 meters (point target); 800 meters (area)