updated 10/26/2010 10:15:59 AM ET 2010-10-26T14:15:59

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Oct. 26, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cyalume Technologies Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB:CYLU) and Fiocchi Ammunition USA will be premiering ChemiTracer®, the world's first non-pyrotechnic shotgun tracer at the 2010 National Sporting Clays Championship (Nationals) event held in San Antonio, TX from October 25-31. ChemiTracer creates a daytime visible trace that travels with the cloud of the shot allowing shooters to instantly determine how to correct their aim.

Produced by the National Sporting Clays Association (NSCA) with 22,000 members representing all 50 states and 10 foreign countries, the six-day event is one of the largest shoots of its kind in the world.

Cyalume and Fiocchi Ammunition USA, a world leader in the field of small-caliber ammunition, entered into a strategic agreement announced on October 4 to develop and market ChemiTracer. The non-toxic, non-flammable, non-incendiary ChemiTracer shotgun shell integrates Cyalume's chemiluminescent light technology into the Fiocchi shotshell to enhance training capabilities for the target shooting enthusiasts while eliminating all of the fire hazards and environmental issues associated with conventional tracer applications.

"As the largest sporting clays association in the world and one of the premier competitive events in the sport, the Nationals is a great venue to unveil ChemiTracer, our innovative shotgun shell tracer," said Derek Dunaway, CEO of Cyalume Technologies. "We are very pleased with the early positive feedback we have received on ChemiTracer from retailers and NSCA members attending the 2010 Hollywood Celebrity Invitational Shoot and we are looking forward to our planned full product launch in early 2011." 

Fiocchi will demonstrate the ChemiTracer shotshell at the Nationals on Oct 28-31. Shooters at the Nationals will be able to shoot the ChemiTracer and see it perform first-hand.

About Fiocchi

Fiocchi Ammunition USA is a subsidiary of Fiocchi Munizioni SpA of Lecco, Italy. A privately held company since 1876, Giulio Fiocchi and his brother Giacomo Fiocchi began as Giulio Fiocchi Enterprise. Following WWII, Fiocchi Munizioni SpA was formed and headquartered in Lecco, Italy. Fiocchi Munizioni SpA, held by Giulio Fiocchi Holdings, produces premium center-fire and shotshell ammunition for law enforcement, hunting and target sports. Globally recognized as the premier ammunition manufacturer, Fiocchi Ammunition USA was established in Ozark, MO in 1983. Fiocchi Munizioni SpA is headed by Stefano Fiocchi, President and CEO and Fiocchi Ammunition USA is headed by Pietro Fiocchi, President. The Fiocchi brand is highly recognized by law enforcement as well as professional and sport enthusiast shooters.

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About Cyalume Technologies

Cyalume Technologies is the world leader in the chemiluminescent industry providing dependable light for uses by militaries, police, fire and other public safety organizations in the U.S., NATO countries and the Middle East. Cyalume's chemical lights are depended on in emergencies such as blackouts, industrial accidents, acts of terrorism and natural disasters. Cyalume is the first to manufacture non-toxic, nonflammable, non-energetic and environmentally safe chemical light products. A full complement of Military grade Cyalume® brand, Industrial grade SnapLight® brand and Consumer grade SafetyBright® brand emergency lighting solutions are manufactured at its plant in West Springfield, MA.

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