Marine Corps Buys 1,800 New Laser Dazzlers

Ocular Interruption LaserThe Marine Corps issued a $49 million contract to two companies to supply the service with about 1,800 more laser dazzlers, according to a report by Marine Corps Times.

The eye-safe dazzlers are called the Ocular Interruption System and designed to work at ranges from 11 to 547 yards, according to the report. Marines use the dazzlers as a non-lethal method to warn against future violent force at places like checkpoints.

The new dazzlers will be about 10 pounds and easy for Marines to hold or mount onto their weapons. The companies must design the dazzlers to be compatible with the M4, M16A4 or M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle.

Alfalight, Inc., B.E. Meyer & Co., Inc., are the two companies to receive the contracts. Marine Corps leaders expect the first dazzlers to be delivered by October.

The dazzlers will be included in the Escalation of Force Mission Module Kits that will be issued to Marines.

15 Comments on "Marine Corps Buys 1,800 New Laser Dazzlers"

  1. Still needs to be used with a pound of care.

  2. Stephen Dressel | August 28, 2014 at 10:55 am |

    Am I doing this math correctly 27 grand a piece?

  3. Stephen Dressel | August 28, 2014 at 10:56 am |

    I hope that it has IR lazer capabilites as well for that price…..

  4. Pretty sure the acog can't see over that….

  5. 10 ounces, not 10 pounds.

  6. AldanFerrox | August 28, 2014 at 10:37 pm |

    I think the Dazzler should be mounted on the side rail, and not the top rail.

  7. BlackLionUSA | August 28, 2014 at 10:46 pm |

    “Non-Lethal” Marines?

  8. Dang, BIG diff between 10 # and 10 oz. Proofreader? It's pretty obvious what's 'meant' but makes you wonder what's meant and gets dropped AND THEN misinterpreted. Stuff happens I guess

  9. just more crap to carry.

  10. Gregory Dust | August 29, 2014 at 2:17 pm |

    please what waist of funds. how about a bullet to the brain to let folks know not to screw with Marines. OK less than lethal ,how about rubber buck shot,

  11. Might have had a little more deterrent value if we didn't announce that they are eye-safe. Why not just buy laser pointers at the nearest Office Max, attach them to the Picatinny rail with duct tape, and announce that they'll burn the retinas out of a rhinoceros wearing sunglasses at 2km.

  12. Stephen Dressel | August 30, 2014 at 11:10 am |

    What really concerns me about this picture is the tattoo on the dude in the picture….people with tattoos are scary that should be less lethal enough….

  13. I wouldn't want anything weighing 10 pounds hanging on my AR. I'd carry an extra 10 pounds of loaded magazines, but not anything non-lethal like a dazzler.

  14. I used a Z-Bolt dazzler in the 'stan with considerable success. It was great for performing building clearing illumination(IED threat) and almost always brought oncoming and potential vehicle threats to a teeth-chattering halt while performing Check-point duty. This looks like a great idea(long overdue). Marines 'non-lethal'? ONLY when they ABSOLUTELY have to be… God bless Uncle Sam's Misguided Children for being one of the(if not, THE) most lethal fighting force on the face of the Earth!!!!

  15. 10 lbs a piece? That is not correct.

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