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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Pinnacle Armor Responds to U.S. Army SOUM and Gen. Sorenson

by David Crane defrev at gmail.com On April 5, 2006, DefenseReview published the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense news transcript (Unclassified) of Major General Jeffrey Sorenson’s News Briefing on Pinnacle Armor Dragon Skin body Armor and the Safety of Use Message (SOUM) relating to it. In his news briefing Mr. Sorenson made a ... Read More »

Transcript: Gen. Sorenson’s statements about Dragon Skin vs. Interceptor armor

The following is a U.S. Department of Defense Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs) News Transcript – Unclassified Presenter: Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Sorenson, deputy, Acquisition and Systems Management, for the Assistant Secretary of the Army, Acquisition, Logistics and Technology March 31, 2006 News Briefing with Maj. Gen. Sorenson GEN. SORENSON: Good afternoon. I’ve just been asked to ... Read More »

Interceptor vs. Dragon Skin: Body Armor Fight Gets Ugly

by David Crane [email protected] Everyone who’s been following the U.S. Army’s body armor drama involving Interceptor body armor program vs. SOV/Dragon Skin body armor is probably already aware that U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center (Natick)/Natick Soldier Center and PEO Soldier (Program Executive Office Soldier) have essentially declared war on Pinnacle Armor. According to Major General Jefferey A. Sorenson, Deputy for ... Read More »

Evolution Armor Systems Introduces Evo-Flex Laminate System Ballistic Armor

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview received the email message-format press release below from Allan D. Bain, President/CEO of Evolution Armor Systems. It discusses the Evolution Armor Evo-Flex laminate ballistic armor system for soft armor and hard composite armor solutions (including soft body armor, helmets, etc.) and other applications. According to Mr. Bain, Evolution Armor will be incorporating/integrating nanotechnology (carbon nanotubes, ... Read More »

DefRev Exclusive Video: Pinnacle Armor SOV/Dragon Skin Gets Live-Fire Tested

by David Crane [email protected] The following article contains links to video clips of Pinnacle Armor Dragon Skin/SOV body armor being live-fire tested against 7.62x39mm military ball ammo (FMJ) and 9mm military ball ammo (9x19mm FMJ) at short distances. As our readers know, DefenseReview has been reporting on the Pinnacle Armor SOV/Dragon Skin body armor vs. Interceptor Body Armor for a ... Read More »