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  •  Remember, Chaos, (5+ / 0-)

    the Future Weapons segment only showed DS taking hits from Level III threats; the NBC segment is the only one I know of where both armors are subjected to Level IV (armor-piercing) munitions.

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    by occams hatchet on Thu Jun 07, 2007 at 09:02:27 PM PDT

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    •  Dragon Skin can also take Level 5 Threats (5+ / 0-)

      But in a scenario worth of Catch -22, the Army said that Armor is classified. It will take a 50 Cal Round, but it can't be shown , or sold according to the army becuase it's classified.

      Now what's the chances, given the improvement made on the IEDs, that Interceptor buster rounds will soon be available for a one shot one kill for Insurgents firing on our troops. DragonSkin, unlike Interceptor, is prepared for the eventuality - yet their hands are tied by the fricking army. Can't show it. Can't Sell it. Won't test it. It's classified.

      That's goes beyond the pale.

      More an more KIAs are coming back due to small arms fire. There was a 1000 Sniper rifles sold from a Australian firm to Iran that made it's way into Iraq. Some were found recently that fire a 50 Cal round just like the Barrett does. The insurgents are using them. They'll cut through an Interceptor like a hot knife through butter.

      So they say trust us on the DragonSkin armor for AP Level Four - it don't work and oh yeah- you can't see the Level 5 Armor.

      WTF

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      by Dburn on Thu Jun 07, 2007 at 09:19:29 PM PDT

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    •  I haven't watched the NBC segment. (1+ / 0-)
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      just the Future Weapons one which was awesome.

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      by Chaoslillith on Thu Jun 07, 2007 at 09:32:18 PM PDT

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