Dragon Skin Body Armor Dumped By DoJ

  • DOJ Revokes Dragon Skin Body Armor's NIJ Certification ...

    Aug 08, 2007· The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP) announced last week that it has determined that the Pinnacle Armor, Inc. bulletproof vest model SOV 2000.1/MIL3AF01, known as Dragon Skin, is not in compliance with the requirements of OJP's National Institute of Justice (NIJ) voluntary compliance testing program for bullet-resistant body armor.

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  • Dragon Skin | Military Wiki | Fandom

    Dragon Skin is a type of ballistic vest made by Pinnacle Armor. It is currently produced in Fresno, California. Its characteristic two-inch-wide circular discs overlap like scale armor, creating a flexible vest that allows a good range of motion and is intended to absorb a high number of hits compared with other military body armor. The discs are composed of silicon carbide ceramic matrices ...

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  • Dragon Skin Armor, what was the real issue behind it ...

    The issue with Dragon Skin armor was/is many fold. First, aggressive marketing data was cited as overselling the capabilities of the flexible armor product. Not unlike the golf industry, a significant amount of branding and hype is employed and shockingly little hard science is used in developing lightweight armor …

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  • North American Development Group announces NIJ Level 3 ...

    Oct 10, 2014· About Dragon Skin® Dragon Skin® is a flexible body armor system designed to conform to the shape and movement of those who wear it and depend on it to save their lives. The ‘building block’ of the armor is a proprietary Silicon Carbide ceramic disc.

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  • DRAGONSKIN™ BODY ARMOR FOR WOMEN – D.C. Presswire

    May 06, 2021· The Dragonskin™ body armor is available in threat levels 3, 4, and a level 5 variant for the military. It defeats all rounds within those categories regardless of where in the world the threat was developed. The Dragonskin™ body armor is available in various tactical, duty, concealed, and neutral and positively buoyant carrier designs.

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  • Anna's Clue Tank: Dragon Skin body armor

    Mar 26, 2007· The price of Dragon Skin versus Interceptor might be a factor along with Army resistence to something not invented by them. The basic vest costs about $2,000 while the whole Interceptor body armor system costs just over $1,000. I must admit I do have a bias against Natic Laboratories, they invented the MRE.

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  • DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ANNOUNCES FINDINGS ON …

    DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ANNOUNCES FINDINGS ON DRAGON SKIN BODY ARMOR WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP) announced today that it has determined that the Pinnacle Armor, Inc. bulletproof vest model SOV 2000.1/MIL3AF01, is not in compliance with the requirements of OJP's National Institute of Justice

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  • Dragon Skin Body Armor - Why Was It Banned by the U.S ...

    Dragon Skin body armor has two-inch overlapping discs made of silicon carbide ceramic matrices and laminates like other ballistic plates. Due to its failure to pass army testing in 2006, the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) considers this armor as Level III body armor.

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  • Harsh Words over Dragon Skin Certification tests | The ...

    Oct 02, 2006· Dragon Skin Body Armor (SOV-2000) Passes all NIJ Level III Tests at USTL by David Crane, [email protected] Posted on Friday, September 15 @ 04:13:15 PDT by davidc This just in: Pinnacle Armor, Inc.'s SOV-2000 Dragon Skin has just passed all NIJ Level III ballistic testing/requirements at USTL (United States Test Laboratory).

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  • Where can I buy Dragon Skin armor? - Quora

    They are no longer selling it and its been 13 years since military testing. The idea was to offer a flexible armor with maximum protection. However, due to lack of quality materials, it failed. Simply what held the disks in place was an adhesive a...

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  • Dragon Skin Armor, what was the real issue behind it ...

    The issue with Dragon Skin armor was/is many fold. First, aggressive marketing data was cited as overselling the capabilities of the flexible armor product. Not unlike the golf industry, a significant amount of branding and hype is employed and shockingly little hard science is used in developing lightweight armor solutions.

    Read More
  • Dragon Skin Gets the Shaft… | Defense Tech

    Aug 06, 2007· DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ANNOUNCES FINDINGS ON DRAGON SKIN BODY ARMOR. WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP) announced today that it has determined that the Pinnacle Armor, Inc. bulletproof vest model SOV 2000.1/MIL3AF01, is not in compliance with the requirements of OJP’s …

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  • Dragon Skin Removed From DOJ Approved Body Armor List ...

    Sep 24, 2007· WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice removed Dragon Skin body armor, which is manufactured by Pinnacle Armor Inc., from a list of approved bullet-resistant body armor models. The DOJ’s Office of Justice Programs determined the bulletproof vest — model SOV 2000.1/MIL3AF01 — is not in compliance with National Institute of Justice ...

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  • Mystery: Attempt(s) to Sell Level IV Dragon Skin Body ...

    Feb 22, 2008· 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 …

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  • Dragon Skin vs Interceptor: Not going away – HotAir

    Aug 31, 2007· Here are the facts. Dragon Skin armor failed the Army’s tests.Pinnacle has been debarred by the Air Force. The DoJ decertified Dragon Skin over a mislabeling issue. And the vests weigh about 20 pounds more than the standard issue Interceptor vest, which in and of itself is a serious flaw.

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  • More Washington Corruption: DOJ Joins Efforts To Kill ...

    Aug 21, 2007· By Roger Charles August 30, 2007 (originally published on August 17, 2007) The Department of Justice (DOJ) has now joined the Army acquisition mafia in attempting to deny America's Grunts an honest chance for determining just what is the "best-available" body armor. In a flagrant abuse of discretionary authority, the DOJ's Office of Justice Programs has intervened in an …

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  • Infantry: The Dragon Skin Dilemma

    Aug 14, 2007· August 14, 2007: The Dragon Skin armor was recently decertified by the National Institute of Justice, adding more controversy to the debate over the value of this armor design for protective vests. This loss of certification will cause many police agencies to reject this armor as a result. This is a serious blow to the manufacturer, which is trying to get the armor adopted by the …

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  • Dragon Skin Passes Dept. Of Justice Ballistic Tests | SFTT

    Dragon Skin body armor does substantially enhance the protection capabilities of rifle defeating body armor with less trauma to the body, increased ballistic and multiple repeat hit capabilities, combined with flexibility and coverage options up to a full torso wrap for both males and females.

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  • Project Manager Soldier Equipment Briefing

    Pinnacle Armor’s SOV 3000™ Body Armor Vest (Dragon Skin) from 16 -19 May at H. P. White labs near APG. (HP White is the National Institute of Justice certified ballistics lab used to test Army Body Armor) • Since the inception of the IBA program in 1999, Pinnacle Armor has never responded to a full and open competition.

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  • Justice Department drops Dragon Skin body armor ...

    Aug 09, 2007· Justice Department officials advised law enforcement officers to continue wearing the Dragon Skin body armor until replacements can be purchased, rather than go without armor.

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  • Don't Buy Dragon Skin Armor - Here's Why [2021 Update]

    Dragon Skin Armor from Pinnacle Armor is officially known as Pinnacle Armor SOV 3000. It consists of 2″ overlapping discs of silicon carbide ceramic matrices and laminates similar to other ballistic plates. It failed Army testing in 2006 and is considered Level …

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  • Body armor: BILLIONS in contracts awarded improperly

    Apr 04, 2008· The IG audited all of the body armor contracts issued, totaling $5.2 billion. Some of its findings: For one contract for a total of 10,000 units of armor, a contract worth $1.9 million, our review ...

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  • How Much Does Dragon Skin Armor Cost? Where Can You Get It ...

    Because of the failure of Dragon Skin body armor and Pinnacle Armor as a whole, the armor was removed from the National Institute of Justice’s list of certified bullet-resistant body armor. This means that any reputable seller cannot market this body armor as reliable, which has limited the market severely.

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  • NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL - apps.dtic.mil

    Logistics: Army and Marine Corps’s Individual Body Armor Issues. Enclosure I, slide 5 of this document provides a good synopsis of the concerns over body armor from 2005– 2007. The concerns were as follows: In February 2005, an Armed Forces Institute of Pathology report found that body armor did not provide side protection.

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  • Dragon Skin Gets the Shaft... | Military.com

    Aug 06, 2007· An alert DT reader passed along this release from the Department of Justice stating categorically that Murray Neal over sold his Dragon Skin SOV 2000 Level III armor as NIJ certified.

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  • Infantry: Dragon Skin Deconstructed - StrategyPage

    May 28, 2007· May 28, 2007: The recent controversy over Dragon Skin body armor has raised far more questions than answers. In one sense, it shows that the Army is serious about getting its troops the best armor available. In another sense, it shows how the media can royally get things wrong - and in getting it wrong can get troops killed.

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  • Soldiers for the Truth Foundation Exposes Second-Rate Body ...

    May 17, 2007· On December 20, 2006 the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), the organization that tests body armor for all law enforcement agencies, certified that Dragon Skin body armor passed Level III ...

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  • DRAGONSKIN™ BODY ARMOR IS BACK WITH A BANG! PLANNED …

    Apr 29, 2021· Dragonskin™ body armor is available in threat levels 3, 4, and a classified level 5 variant for the military. It defeats all rounds within those categories regardless of where in the world the threat was developed. Dragonskin™ is available in various tactical designs, concealed designs, and neutral and positive buoyant carrier designs.

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  • Pinnacle Armor, Inc. vs. USA, No. 1:2007cv01655 - Document ...

    On August 3, 2007, the NIJ informed Plaintiff that its Dragon Skin flexible rifle defeating body armor was deemed no longer compliant with the 2005 Interim Requirements and would be removed from the NIJ’s Listing of Compliant Armor. The effect of this revocation of compliance has resulted in the loss of sales of body armor by Pinnacle Armor, Inc.

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  • Infantry: The Dragon Skin Dilemma

    Aug 14, 2007· August 14, 2007: The Dragon Skin armor was recently decertified by the National Institute of Justice, adding more controversy to the debate over the value of this armor design for protective vests. This loss of certification will cause many police agencies to reject this armor as a result. This is a serious blow to the manufacturer, which is trying to get the armor …

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  • Dragon Skin Body Armor Dumped By DoJ

    Aug 08, 2007· Dragon Skin Armor Announced on Aug 3, the US Department of Justice has decided to decertify Pinnacle Inc’s Dragon Skin body armor.

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  • Lawmakers say body armor firm made false claims ...

    Jun 07, 2007· Pinnacle Armor has promoted Dragon Skin armor as a more protective and flexible alternative to the rigid interceptor body armor U.S. …

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  • Dragon Skin Body Armor: Too good for civilians? | The High ...

    Feb 13, 2009· "I was recently tasked by the army to conduct the test of the 30 Dragon Skin SOV-3000 level IV body armor purchased for T&E [tests and evaluation]," Masters wrote. "My day job is acting product manager for Interceptor Body Armor. I'm under a …

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