Chemiluminescent ammunition hits generate realistic impact signatures and are non-pyrotechnical, without any risk of exposing in the event of a misfire (green ammunition). They are not incendiary and do not require any action by mine clearing teams. They are also environmentally friendly.
Being a less costly and less dangerous alternative to traditional pyrotechnical ammunition, CyMunition was also developed as a means of cutting the costs associated directly with toxic pollutants generated by misfires and the fires that sometimes ensue.
CyMunitions are used for training, identification, marking and signaling. Cyalume medium caliber payloads offer high performance in terms of illumination and duration with unrivaled operating capabilities in dry or wet environments. Their operation is very discrete, leaving no signs of visible light.
Cyalume Technologies is proud to be the only manufacturer which has defined a chemiluminescent munitions technology.
Cyalume grenades are a fixed ammunition type to be fired by 40 mm grenade launchers.
This training ammunition or practice grenade can be used with the M203, M79, HK269 F weapons and with any other compatible 40 mm grenade launchers qualified by NATO.
CyMunition chemiluminescent ammunition is 100% non-pyrotechnical, eliminating any risk of fire during training operations.
Every year, training with conventional munitions leads to fires and a loss of many hours of training because there is no question of training during particularly dry periods.
Cymunition grenades do not cause unexploded ordnance (UXO). Cyalume medium-size exercise grenades reduce cleaning times and improve training conditions, allowing realistic training scenarios to be performed in Maneuver Training Centers.
Unlike most conventional munitions, the CyMunition chemiluminescent technology eliminates harmful and costly consequences that can affect health and the environment.
CyMunition payloads are similar in terms of costs to traditional munition payloads but offer considerable savings because they do away with the cost of eliminating unexploded ordnance which multiplies the firing cost of traditional munitions threefold .
(1) Source: 2001 US Department of Defense