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US Marine Corps Designates B.E. Meyers & Co.’s GLARE RECOIL as the LA-22/U

B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc. is pleased to announce that the U.S. Marine Corps has designated their GLARE RECOIL™ non-lethal Hail and Warning device the official Joint Electronic Type Designation System (JETDS) identifier LA-22/U with an NSN of 5860-01-657-3893, as part of the Ocular Interrupter System (OIS) program.

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The LA-22/U is an internally funded and developed 250mW maximum output green laser dazzler. In February of 2016, it was selected by the Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM) to replace the GLARE MOUT 532P-M or “MiniGreen”, and GBDIIIC W/SCM (LA-9/P), and provide an advanced non-lethal Escalation of Force solution for Hail and Warning combat applications on land and sea. The LA-22/U is currently in production and being delivered by B.E. Meyers & Co., the sole source provider to MARCORSYSCOM for the $49M IDIQ Ocular Interruption System (OIS) program, contract number M67854-14-D-1040.

Fitted with B.E. Meyers’ groundbreaking and patented SmartRange™ technology, the GLARE RECOIL™ integrates laser range finding, near-field detection, and a 3-axis gyroscope into the unit’s safety controls. This technology allows it to detect objects/persons entering the proximity of the beam, and self-regulates the power output to maintain controlled EyeSafe™ Class 2M irradiance while ensuring maximum permissible exposure on target.

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The GLARE RECOIL™ also features a motorized zoom for variable beam divergence and a pulse mode for optimal effect. It can be mounted onto any existing weapon system with a MIL-STD-1913 rail mount, can be employed in a handheld-only configuration, or integrated into existing Remote Weapon System platforms.

Additionally, the GLARE HELIOS™ is the Class 1M variant of the LA-22/U (GLARE RECOIL™), and is only green laser Hail and Warning system certified by the FDA for use by Federal, State, and Local Law Enforcement agencies.

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For more information on these systems and this contract, please contact the B.E. Meyers & Co. team at [email protected].

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5 Responses to “US Marine Corps Designates B.E. Meyers & Co.’s GLARE RECOIL as the LA-22/U”

  1. random Joe says:

    Now I Feel dum asking this but hell ill ask anyway, How does this device Stop a person? does it just blind them using a Wide Beam of Green light to overload someones eyes?

    Just trying to understand what Im looking at here.

    • James says:

      It doesn’t so much stop them as provide a visual warning and deterrent. In cities, especially on roadways ,white lights aren’t specific enough to be universally understood immediately. However, light them up with a glare and most get the point quickly. Either, “stop! You’re getting too close” or “Get out of here/ Move!”,while providing some blindingly bright optical disruption.

    • mcs says:

      It’s called “flash blindness”. Theoretically it’s a harmless way to temporarily, well, blind someone. It wouldn’t be a way to stop someone from pressing the button, but if they were trying to aim a gun or car, this’d definitely hinder them.

      On one hand it’s often a better option than shooting, but there’s also the double-edged sword of lowered barrier for use, that being is it could be as overused as tear gas and LRAD.