posted on Jun, 28 2009 @ 10:13 AM
reply to post by T_Clem
The problem with dragon skin was the same as many vendors. They were not close friends and buddies with the administration. They did not pay their
dues so to speak (see payoffs). Their product is in many ways superior and more well liked by the personnel who have used it. The Ceradyne armor
plates are fielded and so are a few others of the ceramic plates. I know there is a product made in Israel that is also very popular because of
All of these are body armor not vehicle armor or conformal armor so they are not a real comparison. We just used the science behind those on our
development of our conformal system. Were we diverge significantly from either system is in the layering and the way it is thought out.
In our system the first layer that is outfacing is a rubberized coating covered 1/4" reinforced ceramic facing covering a layer of 7 ounce Aramid
fiber cloth and epoxy. Underneath that is the vehicle's steel skin. This is a sacrificial layer. Then inside the vehicle there is normally a void
where the unibody panels have some folded space. This void is commonly an inch or more. Then another thin piece of steel of the body panel, and then
our main body of our system which starts with a layer of reinforced ceramic, then another layer of epoxy soaked ballistic cloth and then the main body
of carbon fiber and resin grid reinforcing system and boron carbide ceramic with its internal fiber reinforcement and then another layer of ballistic
cloth this time the carbon fiber and aramid fiber blend material and a strong epoxy.
The reason this is so much stronger than any other system is that it has this outside layer and inside there is a void. This is the tricky part. The
outside thin armor layer causes any penatrator to begin deforming and the external layer of body panel steel deforms into the void trapping the energy
of the round or blast long enough to absorb a great deal of its energy.
By the time any explosive force or armor piercing round gets to the thicker harder interior layer it has lost significant energy and has also been
blunted which spreads its kinetic energy out over a larger spot on the internal layer.
As you say and I certainly agree the proof is in the show. I just thought I would give the description of the kinetics of the system a bit more of an
explanation. I look forward to being able to release the videos soon.
[edit on 6/28/2009 by UFOTECH]