Cyalume for illumination of the battlefield, emergency plans, building markings
Cyalume lightsticks are used in the theater of operations to illuminate the battlefield, to identify the zones and codify the advancing of the troops. The more intensely a zone is marked, lighted and illuminated, the easier identification will be and troop progress will be facilitated. This becomes increasingly important during fighting in urban areas.
For battlefield marking, Non-IMPACT 40cm visible lightsticks are often used to mark out the left and right limits of the field of fire.
Cyalume lightsticks are often used for emergency signaling in hostile areas. They are practical and easy to use for marking out zones or routes for emergency evacuation. The various available colors can also provide a means of codifying markings in the dark (red = dangerous area/green = clear area).
SOS distress signals can be used as an emergency evacuation signal. This consists of discrete progression position signals indicating an advance in hostile terrain. It replaces the need for a radio signal or a signal flare to indicate a position. It leaves no evidence on the ground and offers greater discretion. It is particularly practical for marking out an area to prepare for evacuation at night or by air.
Cyalume lightsticks are also used for the following artillery applications:
- Identification on impact on the ground of a zone to be explored.
- Assisting with progression visibility in areas affected by smoke (the product are still visible behind a smokescreen), or in demolished areas.
- In the Impact auto-activating version, enables intervention forces to find their way through a dark room to locate an immediate hazard (street fighting) without any risk of explosion.
The products in the CyFlect range are also used for marking out corridors, stairs, emergency exits or various parts of the soldier’s equipment (helmet, shield …)