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  •  As I stated above (1+ / 0-)
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    California Joe

    At the time the Dragon system started showing up in theater was during the time that the RFI and the fielding intiative had not caught up with the Units that had already been deployed.  Again this was from the mentality that you "go to war with the army you have not the Army you want".

    Alot of great people worked tirelessly to get the latest "tested" body armour to the units that had not been equiped.  You will find a good majority of the individuals who acquired Dragon skin were from reserve units.  It was really frustrating the way that they went in.

    The reason that the Army told them that they could not use the system is because during that time - Dragon skin had not been tested by the Army.  In addition, while they understood that alot of the reserve units had outdated systems - they established RFI and reissuing of the latest sappy plates to deploying units and units in Iraq

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    by totallynext on Wed Feb 07, 2007 at 05:25:43 PM PST

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    •  Thanks for the clarification, totally. (0+ / 0-)

      This all still seems strange to me. Sets my BS detectors off. I mean, we're talking synthetic fibers, ceramic disks, and whatever holds it all together. This combination fails temperature tests which the human body passes? I know you can't comment exactly, but it does seem strange. Who knows, maybe it's fire resistance. That makes sense. Can't have those disks falling off all over the place.

      But it also makes a lot of sense that Pinnacle is media savvy and is making a lot of noise because they have a problem with their product. Noise is cheaper than research.

      Corruption is what keeps us safe and warm. Corruption is why we win. -Syriana

      by CarbonFiberBoy on Wed Feb 07, 2007 at 06:02:10 PM PST

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