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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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U.S. Air Force Sets the Record Straight on Dragon Skin Body Armor

by David Crane david at defensereview.com In our latest article on Pinnacle Armor SOV/Dragon Skin body armor, DefenseReview discussed the extensive and unrefutable (unclassified) ballistic test data on Dragon Skin that we recently viewed with our own eyes. This data was compiled by three different well-known ballistic test centers (ATC, USTL, and H.P. White). In fact, to my knowledge, I ... Read More »

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DefRev Sees Test Data: Dragon Skin Hands-Down Superior to Army’s Interceptor

by David Crane david at defensereview.com   Defense Review has confirmed it.  Just as we expected, Pinnacle Armor SOV-2000 (Level III/III+) and SOV-3000 (Level IV) Dragon Skin body armor appears to be significantly superior in every combat-relavant way to U.S. Army PEO Soldier’s and U.S. Army Natick Soldier Center (NSC)/Soldier Systems Center’s Interceptor Body Armor, which is comprised of the following components: ... Read More »

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