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Dragon Skin Armor Passes More Tests: Dr. Gary Roberts and ‘Test Lab’ Video

by David Crane [email protected] On September 15 (2006), DefenseReview reported on Pinnacle Armor’s SOV-2000 Dragon Skin panels passing all NIJ Level III test protocols and requirements for flexible armor systems (anti-rifle body armor). Well, SOV-2000 Dragon Skin has just passed another fairly tough ballistic test, this one performed by Dr. Gary Roberts, who has been following the Dragon Skin vs. ... Read More »

DefRev Update: Pinnacle Armor SOV-2000 Dragon Skin (NIJ Level III) Body Armor

by David Crane [email protected] In addition to recently passing the NIJ requirements for Level III Flexible Body Armor, Pinnacle Armor SOV-2000 Dragon Skin body armor (NIJ Level III) just passed some real-world ballistic testing by Dr. Gary Roberts, and we plan on publishing information on Dr. Roberts’ results very shortly. So, stay tuned… Read More »

Dragon Skin Body Armor (SOV-2000) Passes all NIJ Level III Tests at USTL

by David Crane [email protected] This just in: Pinnacle Armor, Inc.’s SOV-2000 Dragon Skin has just passed all NIJ Level III ballistic testing/requirements at USTL (United States Test Laboratory). Official NIJ Level III certification should come in approx. 3-4 weeks, but it will come. Pinnacle Armor company officials have told us that it’s a done deal. This is BIG news for ... Read More »

MSA Acquires Paraclete Armor and Equipment, Inc.

The following is a MSA press release: MSA [Mine Safety Appliances Company] has announced it has purchased Paraclete Armor and Equipment, Inc. of St. Pauls, N.C., a rapidly growing innovator and developer of advanced ballistic body armor used by military personnel, including Special Forces units of the U.S. military. Paraclete Armor, which employs approximately 200 people and had annual revenues ... Read More »

Pinnacle Armor Speaks Out Re Dragon Skin Testing by U.S. Army PM SEQ

by David Crane [email protected] SFTT/DefenseWatch has published a Pinnacle Armor press release regarding the recent partial/unfinished testing of Dragon Skin scalar flexible hard armor system (body armor) that was conducted by U.S. Army Project Manager Soldier Equipment (PM SEQ). Karl Masters and James Zheng, both out of U.S. Army Natick Soldier Center/Natick Soldier Systems Center/PEO Soldier (Program Executive Office Soldier), ... Read More »

Liquid Armor, Armored Vehicles, and High-Tech Ballistic Fiber/Fabric…

by David Crane [email protected] Armor Holdings, Inc. would appear to be on a serious ballistic armor technology acquisition mission as of late. First, on February 4th of this year (2006), they announced that they are now the exclusive licensee of shear thickening fluid (STF) technology that has been developed by the University of Delaware Center for Composite Materials (UD-CCM) in partnership ... Read More »

Prototype Mini Battle Shield/Mini Combat Shield Gets Shoot-Tested (Pics)

by David Crane [email protected] On July 13 (2006), DefenseReview reported on the Mini Battle Shield (a.k.a. Mini Combat Shield) being developed by Combat Body Armor (CBA). As we reported before, CBA is also developing a larger/full-size ballistic battle shield/combat that’s approx. four (4) times the size of the current mini shield, and will be able to stop NIJ Level III ... Read More »

Swanson Shield Gunner’s Shield Protecting U.S. Infantry Warfighters in Iraq

by David Crane [email protected] It’s common knowledge that enemy IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices) are currently the number one threat to our infantry warfighters, and have been for quite some time. HMMWV (High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, a.k.a. Humvee) machine gunners have been some of the most vulnerable targets (if not the most vulnerable targets), due to the fact that they ... Read More »

U.S. Military Body Armor Saga Enters New Phase: New Trouble for Interceptor?

by David Crane david at defensereview.com For the last few months, DefenseReview has been writing about the Pinnacle Armor SOV/Dragon Skin vs. Interceptor Body Armor fight. We consider this situation to be one of the most important developing news stories in the country, as it directly impacts the lives/survivability of our infantry warfighters. As the situtation has progressed, DefenseReview (DefRev) ... Read More »

Rapid Deployment Body Armor Bag: From Rifle Bag to Body Armor in Seconds

by Frank Borelli, Borelli Consulting frank at borelliconsulting.com May 1, 2006 While I was at SHOT Show (2006), I ran into a gentleman who was presenting information about a "new gun bag". Okay… I have to admit that at first I wasn’t interested. I mean, it’s SHOT Show. Everyone has something new to show and the large majority of them ... Read More »