"The M16 rifle is the best assault rifle in the world, a standard all seek to match. Some say it's the EA-47. Some say it's the (StG-)220. Others like the FK-15. But the thing is, when they speak of their favorite weapon, they always compare it to the M16."
-Gen. Jamie Wilson, Paternian Republic Marine Corps
Variant of the M16A3 employed by the Paternian Army and standard issue to all infantry, featuring an 18" barrel and a unique collapsiable stock based off of the original M16 stock. The unique feature of the M16A5 is that the weapon is 100% 3D printed, lowering costs and improving reliability considerably. The rifle is fitted with the M8 Bayonet.