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U.S. Army Recalls 16,000 Ceramic Body Armor Plates

By David Crane defrev at gmail dot com February 5, 2009 On January 29, 2009, the Washington Times reported that the U.S. Army is recalling "more than 16,000 sets of ceramic body armor plates that the Pentagon’s inspector general believes were not properly tested and could jeopardize the lives of U.S. service personnel." This came just one day after the ... Read More »

Lockheed Martin/EEStor Power-Integrated Body Armor for Infantry Warfighters

By David Crane defrev at gmail dot com January 13, 2009 A number of eco-friendly, green-technology websites have been reporting on aerospace juggernaught Lockheed Martin teaming up with energy storage tech startup EEStor to develop a tactical body armor system with integrated "electrical energy storage unit" (EESU) a.k.a. "electronic storage unit" (ESU) or multiple EESUs/ESUs in order to be able ... Read More »

Ceradyne, Inc. Receives $73 Million XSAPI Body Armor Order

The following is a Ceradyne, Inc. press release: COSTA MESA, Calif., Oct 09, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Ceradyne, Inc. (CRDN: 23.50, +1.74, +8.0%) announced that it has received a delivery order for $73 million for XSAPI body armor plates. This X-SAPI plate order is the first production delivery order against the $2.37 billion ID/IQ (Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity) contract announced on ... Read More »

Flexible Biological Scalar Body Armor for Future Soldiers?

By David Crane defrev at gmail dot com July 31, 2008 MIT materials science and engineering researchers are studying the flexible biological scalar armor system a.k.a. flexible dermal armor system utilized by Polypterus senegalus a.k.a. Senegal bichir a.k.a. Gray bichir a.k.a. "dinosaur eel", a "living fossil" fish, for its potential applicability for developing more advanced military body armor, vehicle armor ... Read More »

Army Acquisition Capos Fraudulently Alter Body Armor Test Results

By Roger Charles, DefenseWatch June 12, 2008 Thanks to an Air Force debarment action against Pinnacle Armor, manufacturer of Dragon Skin body armor, documents have been obtained, and witnesses deposed that provide hard evidence that the Army Acquisition capos fraudulently altered test reports to reflect the results desired by this band of criminal knaves. And, they did so knowing full ... Read More »

Mystery: Attempt(s) to Sell Level IV Dragon Skin Body Armor on eBay

By Roger Charles 02-14-2008 While investigating offers on eBay for the sale of two Dragon Skin body armor vests, DefenseWatch discovered that a congressional staffer had confirmed that there is a DOJ IBA Task Force investigating the Army’s body armor procurement program. What began as a rather routine inquiry into the commonplace sale of military equipment on the inter-net soon ... Read More »

Pinnacle Armor Files Federal Lawsuit Against DOJ and NIJ: The Plot Thickens…

by David Crane defrev at gmail.com DefenseReview readers are well aware that we’ve been following the Pinnacle Armor Dragon Skin body armor vs. U.S. Army Interceptor Body Armor Program for quite some time, now. As you also know, the Pinnacle Armor vs. U.S. Army situation subsequently resulted in the Departiment of Justice (DOJ) Office of Justice Programs (OJP) pulling (i.e. ... Read More »