The TR-116 rifle is a hand-held rifle-type weapon, a projectile weapon developed by Starfleet Security for use in dampening fields or radiogenic environments where conventional energy weapons would be useless. The rifle fires a chemically propelled tritanium bullet. A working prototype of the weapon was developed, but Starfleet opted not to produce the weapon after the advent of the regenerative phaser.
A player can equip the TR-116 Sniper Rifle into one of the two ground weapon slots. The TR-116 is a rare projectile weapon useful against dampening fields and in other challenging environments. It is also modified with a micro-transporter, which beams the fired projectiles to targets at close range past any obstruction, so that a player can fire without a direct line of sight.
The sound effect when the rifle is fired is unique - similar to the muffled sound made by a silenced gun - and because the rifle deals Kinetic damage not associated with an Energy type, it does not require remodulation, making it useful against Borg.