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.
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.
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.