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

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January 15, 2018 | Originally published by Date Line: January 15 on

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.

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