ARES-16™ Small Arms Family
The ARES-16 small arms family represents a military-grade, state-of-the-art advance in compact, lightweight, and mission-configurable weapons. The ARES-16 features a unique and patented receiver group from which a variety of military firearms can be configured, including: Sub-Carbine, Carbine, Assault Rifle, Designated Marksmen Rifle, Magazine-Fed Gun, or Belt-Fed Mounted Light Machine Gun.
All of the ARES-16 weapons share significant par commonality for reduced logistical footprint and can be user-arranged from on configuration to another in less than 30 seconds, supporting “One Weapon, Any Mission!”
ARES-16 weapons are primarily chambered for the 5.56x45mm NATO cartridge and accept a variety of Ball, Tracer, and Special Purpose ammunition from NATO-Standard 30-round M16 magazines and/or NATO-Standard M27 linked ammunition packaged for the US M249 SAW. The ARES-16 small arms system is available as a complete weapon or can be supplied as an upgrade kit to existing M16/4 service rifles and carbines.