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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Low-Profile, Lightweight Armored SUV for Security Operations

by David Crane [email protected] All photos contained in this article were taken by, and are the exlusive property of, DefenseReview.com. Click on photos below to view them full-size. Low-profile armored vehicles have become an extremely important tactical element in security operations OCONUS, in places like Afghanistan and Iraq. To help fulfill this need, First Choice Armor and Equipment, Inc. (FCA) ... Read More »

Ammunition Improvements for 21st Century Mil/LE Urban Operations

by Bob Taubert One of the driving ideas behind the adaptation of the "Black Rifle" and its varmint caliber ammunition was to lighten the load of the ground pounding Infanteer. That was achieved through remarkable engineering, but it didn’t take long for the soldier to reverse the situation. The new light weight rounds enabled the trooper to up his basic ... Read More »

Zensah Tactical Apparel for Special Operations Forces: Anti-Thermal/IR Camo?

by David Crane [email protected] Click on photos below to view them full-size.   In the immediately previous article, we discussed how a Pinnacle Armor SOV-2000/Dragon Skin flexible hard armor vest stopped multiple steel-core 7.62x39mm API (Armor-Piercing Incendiary) rounds. Well, as it happens, for the last few months, DefenseReview has been wearing a couple of tactical undergarment-type shirts made by Zensah ... 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 »

Aztik 100 Stick-On Composite Up-Armor Solution for U.S. Military Vehicles

by David Crane [email protected] Up-armoring military Humvees has become a major priority for the U.S. military, of late, due to intense media attention to the issue. Armor Systems International (ASI), out of Vancouver, Washington, thinks it has the answer to our military’s problems in this regard. It’s called Aztik 100™ Peel & Stick Instant Armoring System©. Aztik 100 Peel & ... Read More »