Thursday, June 07, 2007

Lawmakers Want Body Armor Retested

This is based on NBC's report that Dragonskin body armor consistently outperforms current body armor.

I first heard of the armor on the show Future Weapons where Dragonskin was shown to stop NATO 7.62 armour piercing rounds and also protected covered areas when placed directly on top of a M-67 grenade. You can view some of those tests here.

There is of course the question as to whether or not the original testing lab or the interceptor body armor manufacturer is politically connected to someone. A second official test would lay that question to rest.