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Hi folks and welcome ot the general military issues forum. This is a place to post issues concerning the military that aren't specific to any branch. This would be a good place to discuss general benefits or UCMJ issues. Anything that applies to all the services, or none of them specifically. Thanks. Eric
Eric, the graphics at a real nice touch. :)
FIGHT NIGHT: Pinnacle Armor Dragon Skin vs. Interceptor Body Armor
"Army scientists say, look, be careful with dragon skin because it's good for a knife fight, but we don't want to take it to Iraq because of the ballistic issues." Really? Defense Review is interested to see if someone can actually back up this statement.
By David Crane
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 our readers are probably aware, DefenseReview has published a number of articles on SOV/Dragon Skin. We first started writing about Dragon Skin body armor in October 2001. We followed that original blurb up with a more in-depth article on May 27, 2004. Our most recent article on Pinnacle Armor SOV/Dragon Skin reported on an actual save made by a Dragon Skin against three 7.62x39mm API (armor-piercing incendiary) round hits. The vest's wearer was PSD operator (Security Operator) employed by DynCorp International, and when he got hit (during an ambush that turned into a firefight) he didn't even feel the bullet impacts. That particular article is titled, appropriately enough, Flexible Body Armor Saves PSD/Security Operator from 7.62x39mm API Round Hits...
Thank you for setting up this forum!
I was just browsing through and thought I would leave a simple message for those who are serving and for those who have served our great nation.
--- Thank you.----- Without brave men and women like you we wouldn't have the freedoms that we all enjoy. Keep up the good work. God bless the U.S. and its great warriors.
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