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The Army's struggle to find a new, more flexible body armor was dealt a setback yesterday when a California company's high-tech Dragon Skin vests failed to pass military testing, a senior Defense Department official said.
After three days of testing this week, the Army determined that the body armor does not meet military specifications, said the official, who declined to specify which tests the armor failed. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because the results have not been released.
The Army paid about $170,000 to buy 30 sets of the armor for the testing.
Originally posted by WestPoint23
Hopefully this isn't a repeat of what the military did to the AR-15 when it was ordered to test it, one would think the military grew out of such habits.
[edit on 25-5-2006 by WestPoint23]
Originally posted by warset
I don't like the name of this thing....sounds so chinese....