Marines to Get Star Trek Phaser-Like Device for Nonlethal Weapon Option

Marines to get Star Trek phaser-like device for nonlethal weapon option.

Marines have chosen the Glare Recoil device as part of their Ocular Interrupter System to use as a nonlethal deterrent to "warn or visually suppress" personnel. The device replaces two previous systems.

January 15, 2018 | Source: Marine Corps Times, marinecorpstimes.com,

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.