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Friday, May 18

get em the best

There’s a bit of controversy going on in the Army over the type of body armor being used.

Currently, according to my many inside sources, the Army uses a type of body armor called the Interceptor. It consists of rigid plates of armor that’s supposed to stop most bullets. And according to the Army it’s the best there is even though it leaves some parts of the body unprotected.

But there’s another type of armor called Dragon Skin that covers the wearer’s body like chain mail and offers up more protection. Even the cat that invented the Interceptor armor concedes that Dragon Skin is the best he’s ever seen and if he was going into combat that’s what he would wear.

But the Army called bullshit on Dragon Skin and this was before they even tested it. And when they did test it the cat whom they paid to evaluate Dragon Skin over a seven year period was told not to show up for the test.

I should also add that this same cat gave Dragon Skin a positive evaluation and said it was superior to anything he’s ever seen. He thinks that Dragon Skin is being given the bum’s rush by the Army because it came from the private sector instead of from the military.

But NBC has found out that some Army generals are using it along with the CIA but not the grunts slogging in the muck.

Now the reason this story attracted my attention is that one night on the Discovery Channel the show Future Weapons was on. This is the show where this ex Navy Seal gets to check out the newest and the best shit the military has to offer.

Wither it’s some shit still in development or actually being used by the military he usually asks the right questions and gets to play with whatever he’s being shown.
And one show dedicated a lot of time to Dragon Armor and I thought it was the shit.

During the segment everything but the kitchen sink was thrown at a mannequin strapped into the Dragon Armor. Fuck, this cat had a table loaded with various types of assault weapons and none of em even came close to penetrating the Dragon Armor.

And at the end for shit and grins they threw the armor wearing mannequin on top of a field grenade and set that muthafucker off and still no penetration.

All I’m saying is that when the muthafucker is shown on national television where everyone can see how truly badass it is, maybe the Army needs to rethink their stance.

"and the monkey flipped the switch"


Blogger PGP said...

Maybe and I'm just saying MAYBE the sales rep for Dragon Skin didn't leave enough dough on the table after lunching with the army purchasing/aquisition group!

4:22 PM  
Blogger Xavier Onassis said...

I saw that Future Weapons episode too. Absofucking amazing the shit that they threw at that armor. Unbelievable.

The news story I saw went on to say that not only is the military sticking with the Interceptor and refusing to purchase Dragon Skin, they have even banned it from the battlefield. Meaning that families back home who buy it and ship it to their loved ones are wasting their money because the commanders won't let he soldiers wear it.

Pretty fucking sad when civilians back home have to smuggle state-of-the-art equipment to their loved ones because the military is too fucked up to equip their soldiers properly.

6:08 PM  
Blogger Ole Blue The Heretic said...

What pgp said

10:44 AM  
Blogger Nightmare said...

It is this kind of douchebaggery that causes revolutions!

8:16 AM  
Anonymous Nuke said...

In the submarine service, we didn't use a lot of body armor, and what we had was waaay below the Interceptor.

But I think our front line guys deserve better treatment from purchasing system than they are getting. An answer like "replacing existing body armor prior to end of servicable use with a new brand is beyond our budgetary ability" would be BS. But out and out lying about the Dragonskin's quality just to keep it from even being considered is criminal.

10:39 AM  
Blogger Assrot said...

I really like that show but I doubt very serious that the host was ever a Navy seal. Otherwise he probably would not have to tell us he is an ex-Navy Seal every fucking 10 minutes of the gotdam show. I'm just sayin'.....

7:33 PM  

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