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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 »

Pinnacle Armor Dragon Skin vs. Interceptor Body Armor Continued…

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview has confirmed a report that Pinnacle Armor met with General James R. Moran, Commanding General, U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center and Program Executive Officer Soldier (PEO Soldier), on January 17, 2006 in order to give him the opportunity to see the official DoD/military protocol test data on Pinnacle’s SOV/Dragon Skin body armor. Upon viewing ... Read More »

Non-Magnetic/Non-Detectable Synthetic Edged and Pointed Weapons for Covert Ops

by David Crane [email protected] Awhile back, DefenseReview reported about a firm manufacturing non-magnetic/non-detectable synthetic edged weapons and pointed weapons (i.e. slicing and stabbing weapons) for clandestine carry and covert use by government, military, and law enforcement (LE) personnel.  These weapons can be carried literally anywhere on the person and, because of their materials and configurations, are very unlikely to be ... Read More »

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 »