Monday, September 1, 2014
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Body Armor

Breaking News: Pinnacle Armor Dragon Skin vs. Interceptor Body Armor–Fight’s On

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview received some interesting information yesterday regarding this NewsHour with Jim Lehrer (PBS) interview of Lt. Col. Roger Charles (Ret.) and Lt. Col. Robert Maginnis (Ret.) conducted by Margaret Warner on Pinnacle Armor SOV Flexible Body Armor/Dragon Skin vs. the Interceptor Multi-Threat Body Armor System Outer Tactical Vest (OTV), a.k.a. Interceptor Body Armor. As many of ... Read More »

Shrapnel/Blast-Resistant Knee Pads and Elbow Pads for Tactical Operators

by David Crane [email protected] All photos contained in this article were taken by, and are the exclusive property of, DefenseReview.com. Click on photos below to view them full-size. Tactical kneepads (or, knee pads) and elbow pads are now required gear for military Special Operations (SPECOPS) units and law enforcement (LE) SWAT teams. A company called KP Industries has been fulfilling ... Read More »

Super Vest! Is this the Next Generation of Soft Body Armor?

by John Higgs All photos contained in this article were provided by Jenny Higgs, and are the property of John Higgs and Jenny Higgs. Click on photos to view them full-size. Martin Beale held up his thumb and forefinger about an inch apart and told me, “The technological advancement of para-aramid fibers has progressed about this far in the last forty years. ... Read More »

Raytheon Develops Cellular Bomb Detector / Hijacker

Here’s one more interesting article about another Raytheon product (also from NewScientist.com): 18:28 09 August 2005 NewScientist.com news service Barry Fox Phone-bomb hijack Cellphones provide a simple yet effective way for terrorists to remotely trigger a bomb. But now a portable device devised by US defence contractor Raytheon could quickly identify and disable such weapons. The device includes a… transmitter ... Read More »

Flexible Body Armor Saves PSD/Security Operator from 7.62x39mm API Round Hits

by David Crane [email protected] The following article contains exlusive photos of a Pinnacle Armor SOV-2000/Dragon Skin® ballistic vest (containing a ceramic composite hard armor disc matrix) after taking multiple impacts from 7.62x39mm API (Armor-Piercing Incendiary) rounds (steel core). Click on photos below to view them full-size.   I’ve been writing about Pinnacle Armor’s rather impressive SOV-2000/Dragon Skin® flexible ceramic composite ... Read More »

Revolutionary Flexible Anti-Rifle Body Armor for Security Operators and SPECOPS

by David Crane [email protected] If you’re a private military contractor working in the military PSD (Personal Security Detachment/Detail)/Security Operator role, or you’re engaged in military Special Operations as an operator, and you’re looking for the absolute best body armor solution for protecting yourself against enemy rifle ammunition, then, well…you can stop looking. You want to get yourself a Pinnacle Armor ... Read More »

Miguel Caballero LTD Body Armor: High Security Fashion for the Jetset Crowd

by David Crane [email protected] Miguel Caballero has been labeled by "Business Week" magazine as "the Armani of Bulletproof Apparel". This is because his company, Miguel Caballero LTD (located in lovely Bogota, Columbia), specializes in "high security fashion", including bullet-resistant (men’s) business and casual attire. You know, I can’t help thinking how appropriate Bogota, Columbia is as a location for Mr. ... Read More »

Pinnacle Armor X-2+ Body Armor Upgrade Insert for LE 1st Responders

by David Crane [email protected] We hope you enjoyed our previous article on Pinnacle Armor body armor, specifically on Pinnacle Armor’s NIJ level III and NIJ level IV flexible hard armor "Dragon Skin" vests, titled "High-Tech Flexible Body Armor Defeats Rifle Threats." In addition to their anti-rifle body armor, Pinnacle Armor is now making a large flexible body armor upgrade insert ... Read More »

Dragon Skin Flexible Scalar Body Armor Defeats Rifle Threats

by David Crane [email protected] May 27, 2004 This article was modified/updated on 12/16/04. Pinnacle Armor Inc., out of Fresno, California, is currently producing some of the most advanced hard and soft ballistic armor solutions in the world. This includes Pinnacle’s flexible hard armor systems, which employ a combination of highly advanced ballistic ceramic composite and titanium composite technology and ballistic ... Read More »

Baker Batshield: Advanced Ballistic Shield for LE SWAT Operations.

by David Crane [email protected] Al Baker was at TREXPO West 2004 to display and demonstrate the Baker Batshield, an advanced and novel ballistic shield designed for dynamic LE SWAT operations. More specifically, it’s designed for CQB (Close Quarters Battle). The Baker Batshield, available in both full-size and compact versions, allows an operator to engage hostile subjects with a shoulder weapon ... Read More »