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The M16A3 is a weapon featured in Battlefield Hardline. It was first seen in the first multiplayer trailer. It is a purchasable assault rifle for the Operator class, and by default is equipped with a Vertical Grip. It is exclusive to the Law Enforcement faction without the Weapon License.
The M16A3 is first seen dropped by a criminal in Case Closed. In later episodes, Criminals use it alongside the AKM.