BE Meyers to support USMC’s Ocular Interruption programme

11 February 2016 (Last Updated February 11th, 2016 18:30)

BE Meyers has been selected by the US Marine Corps (USMC) Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM) to serve as the sole source provider for the Ocular Interruption (OI) programme.

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BE Meyers has been selected by the US Marine Corps (USMC) Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM) to serve as the sole source provider for the Ocular Interruption (OI) programme.

The Ocular Interruption system will provide a weapons-mounted or hand-held dazzling laser employed during Escalation of Force (EoF) situations.

It is set to replace the Glare Mout 532P-M and LA-9/P Green Beam Dazzling Laser Systems employed by the USMC units to address an Urgent Universal Need Statement.

"The system is fitted with EyeSafe technology with the latest advancements in automatic power control."

Meyers has utilised its technology, the Glare Recoil weapon-mounted hail and warning laser system, to employ a laser to issue a warning against any potential threat following the deployment of force to stop the attack.

It comes in the form of single, non-lethal hail and warning capable device integrated across the range of USMC military operations.

It ensures safety by incorporating laser safety classification as a 2M laser system using a laser range finder (LRF), near field detector (NFD), and 3-axis Gyroscope.

The system is fitted with EyeSafe technology with the latest advancements in automatic power control.

BE Meyers president Matt Meyers said: "The Glare Recoil system does just that by offering a weapons-mounted or hand-held dazzling laser that can be employed during Escalation of Force (EoF) situations. Tactical decisions have strategic consequences, which is why integrating green laser hail and warning capability into both land and maritime based EOF measures is critical for safe, effective response at all ranges".

Glare Recoil uses batteries with 250MW maximum output power.

The laser beam, coloured green is controlled by SmartRange technology and eye safety is further ensured by controlling the maximum permissible exposure (MPE) on target.


Image: Glare Recoil's green laser beam. Photo: courtesy of PRNewsFoto / B.E. Meyers