Dragon Skin is the most amazing body armour. Even a grenade can’t go through it! Yet the Army still won’t buy it. Details after the jump.
Army Rejects Dragon Body Armor
Once again the US Army proves that it can care less about the safety of our men and women in uniform. Dragon Body Armor has been tested by the FBI, CIA, many police forces and everyone in the world agrees that it is the best, except of course the US Army.
In a test for the History Channel’s military show, “Mail Call”, the vest repelled nine rounds of pointed steel ammunition from an AK-47 and 35 rounds of 9 mm, all fired into a 10-by-12-inch configuration on the vest. In “Test Lab”, also on the History Channel, the vest withstood a total of 120 rounds, fired from both an AK-47 (7.62 × 39 mm) and MP5 (9 x 19 mm). In another demonstration on the Discovery Channel series “Future Weapons”, a Dragon Skin vest withstood numerous rounds from an AK-47, an MP5, and an M4 carbine (5.56 x 45 mm), and a point-blank detonation of an M67 grenade. While the vest was heavily damaged (mainly by the grenade), there was no penetration of the actual armor.
On December 7, 2006 a demonstrational shoot for the following departments took place on a 10″ x 12″ SOV-2000 Level III panel: Saint Charles Parish Sheriff’s SWAT, Saint John’s Parish Sheriff’s SWAT, Gretna PD, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s SWAT, LaCruz Parish Sheriff’s SWAT, Ascension Parish Sheriff’s SWAT, Coast Guard Investigative Services, US Navy.
A total of 17 rounds was fired into the panel without penetration. * 3 @ 7.62x51mm Federal Match * 3 @ 7.62x39mm Military Ball * 3 @ 5.56x45mm M193 Ball * 3 @ 5.56x45mm M193 Ball at 45 degrees * 2 @ 5.56x45mm M855 Green Tip * 2 @ 5.56x45mm Bonded M193 * 1 @ 7.62x51mm Federal Bonded
So why does the Army refuse military men and women to wear this? Even if they purchase it themselves?