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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP30 Oct 2017 10:29 p.m. PST

…nonlethal weapon option.

"Marines will soon have a Star Trek phaser-like new green laser that can reach out and "warn or visually suppress" opponents without firing a round.

The Ocular Interrupter System is essentially a green light with a combined laser range finder that gauges shooter-to-target distance then adjusts the light to deter, but not blind, personnel, said Ryan Smith, team leader for force protection programs at Marine Corps Systems Command.

It can be mounted on a the M16/M4 rail system or used separately with a pistol grip, Smith said…"

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Mad Mecha Guy Sponsoring Member of TMP30 Oct 2017 11:36 p.m. PST

Took them long enough to purchase a laser dazzler. Probably paying over the odds for a simple high powered laser pen.

Lion in the Stars31 Oct 2017 3:33 a.m. PST

@MMG: well, yeah, because a military MUST have a non-blinding laser dazzler.

I point my $25 USD 0.5mW blue-purple laser at you and you're never going to see again.

As a civilian, that's pretty serious civil and criminal charges.

As a member of the military, that's a War Crime.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP31 Oct 2017 11:04 a.m. PST



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