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"After a few soldiers started wearing Dragon Skin body armor, the much-hyped alternative to the standard Interceptor defenses, the Army banned the flexible armor -- and allegedly threatened to cut off the life insurance policies of anyone wearing it. Then, the Army took a different tack, saying it would start testing the Skin, to see if it was up to snuff."
"I will, however, offer an enlightened and informed recommendation to anyone considering purchasing an SOV 3000 Dragon Skin - don't."
Originally posted by deltaboy
Here are two videos of the testing of the Dragon Skin body armor that is tested front and back of the armor as well as outdoor and indoor setting. Its pretty impressive testing and so far I'm impressed. Don't know what the U.S. Army is talking about how it failed their testing standards. However the second video shows the body armor testing indoor where one bullet (or perhaps a very deep indention) manage to reveal that it succeeded in penetrating the body armor. However so far the body armor has manage to stop almost all the high velocity rounds. I wasn't concern how it dealt with 9 mm rounds fired from the MP5 submachine gun since the body armor was meant to deal with high velocity rounds like the 7.62 fired from AKs.
[edit on 30-6-2006 by deltaboy]