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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 »

Israeli Company Developing ‘NanoArmor’ Tech for Future Warfighters

by David Crane [email protected] As we’ve said before, the Israelis are proving to be an innovative bunch these days. Awhile back, an Israeli company called ApNano Materials, Inc. came out with a "the first commercial nano-based lubricant" called Nanolub. According to the Israeli foreign affairs and defense news site IsraCast, Nanolub is a solid lubricant (or, solid nano lubricant) that ... Read More »

Stag Arms Lefty Tactical AR Carbine and Eberlestock Gunslinger Backpack

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. While DefenseReview was at the ArmorShield USA booth at IACP 2005 Miami, we ran into Patrick Connors and Heath Fleener from LE Gear Tactical LLC. Both men were toting around some Grade-A ... 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 »

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 »

5.11 Challenge Winners Donate $175,000 to LE Depts Hit by Hurricane

The following is a 5.11 Challenge press release: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Bill Berry, (916) 717-3742 [email protected] 5.11 CHALLENGE WINNERS DONATE $175,000 IN PRIZES TO LAW ENFORCEMENT DEPARTMENTS HIT HARD BY HURRICANES Sponsors follow up with additional donations totaling over $500,000 MIAMI, FLORIDA (September 25, 2005) – The 5.11 Challenge sponsored a breakfast at this years IACP 5K race to announce ... 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 »

See-Through-Wall Radar and Vehicle-Disabling Microwave Tech for Mil/LE Apps

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview plans on taking a close look at Eureka Aerospace’s Impulse Synthetic Aperture Radar (ImpSAR) "through-the-wall imaging technology, which allows the operator to see through walls, as well as their High-Power Electromagnetic System (HPEMS), which uses microwaves to fry a vehicle’s electronics that control the engine’s vital functions. Before we do this however, here’s some preliminary ... Read More »

Revolutionary Rifle Ball Stock (RBS) System for Future Infantry & LE SWAT

by David Crane [email protected] Back in March, DefenseReview published a short article and press release on U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) contracts that were awarded to Symbionics Inc. and Icuiti Corporation to develop Modular Wearable Computers (MOWC) for the future Marine Corps warfighter, which could be integrated with the Marine Corps’ unmanned vehicle programs. The article was titled Next-Gen Modular Wearable ... Read More »