Future of hand-held electro-optical observation devices is topic of Marine Corps industry day

QUANTICO MARINE BASE, Va., 21 Jan. 2010. U.S. Marine Corps electro-optics experts are sponsoring an optics research conference March 9 to 11 to learn about industry electro-optical work applicable to a future Marine Corps family of individual optics, as well as replacements to currently fielded hand-held observation and illumination devices.

Posted by John Keller

QUANTICO MARINE BASE, Va., 21 Jan. 2010. U.S. Marine Corps electro-optics experts are sponsoring an optics research conference March 9 to 11 to learn about industry electro-optical work applicable to a future Marine Corps family of individual optics, as well as replacements to currently fielded hand-held observation and illumination devices.

The Optics Research and Development Industry Day Conference starts at 9 a.m. on 9 March at Liversedge Hall, 15 Liversedge Drive, at Quantico Marine Base, Va. The sponsor is the program manager at the Marine Corps Infantry Weapons Systems Directorate's Optics and Non-Lethal Systems activity.

The conference emphasis is on near-term developments in technologies like imaging sensors, rugged displays, and image processing units, as well as proof-of-concept demonstrations and complete electro-optical systems integration projects at least five years in the future. The ultimate aim is to conduct market research.

Those interested in attending should respond no later than 12 Feb. to Joseph Shusko by e-mail at joseph.r.shusko@usmc.mil, by phone at 703-432-3603, by fax at 703-432-3526, or by post to Commander Marine Corps Systems Command, Product Group 13 Program Manager - Optics and Non-Lethal Systems, Attn: Mr. Joseph R. Shusko, 2200 Lester Street Quantico, Virginia 22134-6050.

Copies of RSVP responses should be e-mailed to Kimberly Muir at kmuir@dcscorp.com. RSVPs should respond to the accompanying questionnaire.

Attendees may schedule one-on-one sessions with Marine Corps officials starting in the afternoon on 9 March, and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 10 and 11 at DCS Corp., 17932 S. Fraley Blvd., Suite 101, in nearby Dumfries, Va. To schedule appointments contact Kimberly Muir by e-mail at kmuir@dcscorp.com, by phone at 703-291-2352, or by fax at 703-291-2301.

More information is online at https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DON/USMC/M67854/M6785410I1041/listing.html.

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