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Mystery: Attempt(s) to Sell Level IV Dragon Skin Body Armor on eBay

By Roger Charles 02-14-2008 While investigating offers on eBay for the sale of two Dragon Skin body armor vests, DefenseWatch discovered that a congressional staffer had confirmed that there is a DOJ IBA Task Force investigating the Army’s body armor procurement program. What began as a rather routine inquiry into the commonplace sale of military equipment on the inter-net soon ... Read More »

Why the U.S. Army Acquisition Mafia Fears Side-By-Side Body Armor Testing

by Roger Charles DefenseWatch October 15, 2007 When NBC News had a German lab conduct side-by-side, comparative tests of Pinnacle Armor’s Dragon Skin and the Army’s Interceptor Body Armor System on May 3 earlier this year, the real surprise was how well the Interceptor ESAPI (Level IV) plates performed. Yes, that’s right. The Army acquisition mafia "got lucky" in Germany, ... 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 »