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Ocular Interruption System (OIS)

Last Revised: February 24, 2017, 8:41 am
  • Ocular Interruption System Programmatic View
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The Ocular Interruption (OI) system will be a permanent replacement for the GLARE MOUT 532P-M and LA-9/P Green Beam Dazzling Laser Systems that were fielded to Marine Corps units in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility in response to an Urgent Universal Need Statement.  The OI system will be a weapons-mounted or hand-held dazzling laser employed during Escalation of Force (EoF) situations and will provide a non-lethal, force protection/force application capability to warn and visually suppress targeted personnel at ranges from 10 to 500 meters.

Operational View: 
OIS Operational View
Operational Impact: 

The OI system allows personnel engaged in combat, stability and support, security, and force protection operations to employ a dazzling laser to hail and warn personnel at safe standoff distances. This materiel solution provides commanders a single, non-lethal hailing and warning capability applicable across the range of military operations to support Marine Corps missions when the specified or implied guidance is to minimize civilian casualties and limit collateral damage.

Program Milestone Status: 

OI received a Milestone C decision on 23 March 2015.  OI LRIP systems were received on 5 May 2016.   FRP decision is planned for 3QFY17.

Program Procurement: 
IOC, 1QFY18 IOC is 144 systems: IOC will be attained when one MEU in each MEF and two Law Enforcement (LE) Battalions in MARFORRES have received their allotment of eighteen (18) systems per EoF-MM assigned to their Table of Equipment (TE). FOC, 2QFY19 FOC is 1,848 systems: FOC will be achieved when all units and/or organizations in the Marine Corps force structure who rate and physically posses an EoF-MM receive the OI system.
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