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U.S. Army Stops Independent Testing of Interceptor Body Armor (UPDATE 1)

By Roger Charles DefenseWatch 10-17-2007 UPDATE to following article: Two congressional sources report that the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation (on the staff of the Secretary of Defense) caught the Army’s attempted exemption of current Interceptor vendors from independent testing, as allowed in the original solicitation. Under pressure from DOT&E, in August the Army issued a modification not listing ... Read More »

Why the U.S. Army Acquisition Mafia Fears Side-By-Side Body Armor Testing

by Roger Charles DefenseWatch October 15, 2007 When NBC News had a German lab conduct side-by-side, comparative tests of Pinnacle Armor’s Dragon Skin and the Army’s Interceptor Body Armor System on May 3 earlier this year, the real surprise was how well the Interceptor ESAPI (Level IV) plates performed. Yes, that’s right. The Army acquisition mafia "got lucky" in Germany, ... Read More »

Dragon Skin Passes Again: NIJ-Certified Lab Test Validates 6-Year Warranty.

by Roger Charles August 30, 2007 United States Test Laboratory in Wichita, Kansas, last week (August 20) tested nine separate, serialized Dragon Skin SOV-2000 (Level III) ballistic body armor panels that varied in age from 5 years-9 & 1/2 months to 6 years-8 months. The purpose of this test was to validate Pinnacle Armor’s six-year warranty for Dragon Skin products. ... Read More »

More Washington Corruption: DOJ Joins Efforts To Kill Dragon Skin

By Roger Charles August 30, 2007 (originally published on August 17, 2007) The Department of Justice (DOJ) has now joined the Army acquisition mafia in attempting to deny America’s Grunts an honest chance for determining just what is the "best-available" body armor. In a flagrant abuse of discretionary authority, the DOJ’s Office of Justice Programs has intervened in an unprecedented ... Read More »

Pinnacle Armor Level IV Dragon Skin Passes ESAPI-FAT Test at Aberdeen

by David Crane defrev at gmail.com August 1, 2007 Soldiers For The Truth (SFTT) is reporting about an independent test conducted on July 11, 2007 by Aberdeen Test Center (ATC) on two Pinnacle Armor Dragon Skin SOV-3000 Level IV body armor panels. As it turns out, the ATC obtained very different results from the U.S. Army’s First Article Test (FAT) ... Read More »

New Vehicle Armor Developed to Defeat Explosively Formed Penetrators (EFPs)

by David Crane defrev at gmail.com June 27, 2007 Earlier this month (June 2007), we published an article on an ad hoc anti-EFP (Explosively Formed Projectile a.k.a. Explosively Formed Penetrator) armoring solution utilizing glass laminate armor (a.k.a. bullet-resistant glass a.k.a. transparent armor) to destabilize the EFP and redirect its kinetic energy laterally via "spiderwebbing" (glass shattering laterally and vertically). Since ... Read More »

New Defense Against Explosively Formed Projectiles (EFPs)?

by David Crane defrev at gmail.com It’s been reported that IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices) account for approx. 70% of all combat casualties in Iraq. Well, there’s a specific type of IED coming out of Iran that’s been wreaking havoc on Coalition troops recently, and against which MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicles like the Cougar, RG33, and Golan armored vehicles ... Read More »

Company Develops Man-Portable Level IV Anti-Rifle Armor for Infantry Warfighters

by David Crane defrev at gmail.com Ever since the recent active-shooter incident at Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA), DefenseReview has been thinking about any/all technologies that could help law enforcement personnel–both SWAT and 1st Responders– deal with this type of threat. You may remember video footage of law enforcent 1st Responders (patrol officers, as usual) positioned outside the building–hiding behind trees ... Read More »

Mobile Ballistic Fighting Position for Perimeter Security and Force Protection

by David Crane defrev at gmail.com All photographic images contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com, and they are the exclusive property of DefenseReview.com. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. All photos were shot with a 7.2-megapixel Sony Cyber-shot digital camera (Model #: DSC-P150). STS Security Products, LLC, a division of Special Tactical Services, LLC (STS), displayed a ... Read More »

Dragon Skin Flexible Body Armor Officially Receives NIJ Level III Certification

by David Crane david at defensereview.com On December 20, 2006, the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) issued Pinnacle Armor, Inc. a "Notice of Compliance with NIJ 2005 Interim Requirements". Put into plain English, Pinnacle Armor Dragon Skin flexible (anti-rifle) body armor a.k.a. flexible hard armor a.k.a. flexible armor system a.k.a. flexible body armor system is now officially certified at NIJ ... Read More »