Developments in body armor over the last thirty years are numerous, but very few actually have revolutionized the industry. The last two major developments were the introduction of Kevlar and Spectra products which significantly lowered weights compared to ballistic nylon. Now, Pinnacle Armor presents a revolutionary technology called DRAGON SKIN®, the first practical, FLEXIBLE BODY ARMOR that defeats rifle rounds.
Pinnacle Armor was founded by a noted inventor and author in the field of ballistic armor, Murray Neal. Mr. Neal has relied on his combined expertise of ballistic sciences and field experience to achieve a quantum leap in technology-the first flexible body armor that defeats rifle fire. Now you can wear armor that flexes and molds to the contours of your body and allows for greater coverage than a rigid 10" x 12" plate which is the typical coverage offered in current technology.
SOV™ flexible armor is completely fabricated in the USA for American Special Forces, Police Tactical Teams and approved foreign militaries.
Unmatched in its capabilities, the SOV™ flexible body armor system provides the following benchmarks never before established in body armor development:
Pinnacle’s Dragon Skin® technology’s (Flexible Body Armor) vest has the lightest weight for the ballistic and fragmentation protection capabilities provided. No other technology has the protection (coverage and impact capabilities) that the SOV/Dragon Skin® technology provides.Less Weight = Greater comfort + Increased Mobility = Increased Soldier Survivability.
Pinnacle’s SOV/Dragon Skin® technology can sustain greater amounts of impacts than current monolithic ceramic plate technologies affording increased soldier survivability.Increased Hit Capability = Longer or Multiple Mission Soldier Survivability.
Pinnacle’s SOV/Dragon Skin® technology has demonstrated 45-52% reduction in average back face deformation reduced trauma to the body. This means the wearer can take multiple hits on the vest and keep fighting effectively. This aspect, by itself, is incredibly important, especially in urban warfare and CQB (Close Quarters Battle) scenarios.Less Trauma = Soldier Mission Sustainability.
The SOV/Dragon Skin® technology has flexible mobility. This flexible mobility increases the comfort and mobility of the wearer. The flexible configuration of the discs allows the wearer to move with greater ease decreasing the level of energy required to move.Less Energy +Greater Comfort = Less BTU’s = Cooler Soldier.
The SOV/Dragon Skin® technology has substantial durability compared to the monolithic ceramic plate technology.Less Subject to Damage = Longer Service Life = Less Life Cycle Costs.
The SOV/Dragon Skin® technology has demonstrated reduced edge affected zone increasing effective area of coverage provided by the ceramic discs.Increased edge hit capability = increased protection.
The SOV/Dragon Skin® technology has offers vastly greater amounts of coverage options. It is the first body armor system that can be tailored to be mission specific up covering the entire torso. This is especially needed in a heavily IED laden battlefield.Greater Coverage = Increased Soldier Survivability.
The SOV/Dragon Skin® technology has shown to eliminate ricochets’ from obliquity/angled shots up to 60°. The rigid plates have ricochet shots starting at approximately 35°. This too increases soldier survivability by reducing the probability of one soldier being shot and the projectile ricocheting off him and into the next soldier injuring or fatally wounding him/her.Reduced Ricochet = Less Collateral Injuries.
The SOV/Dragon Skin® technology is tailorable for both male and females to the 97 percentile. It can be used not only in a tactical configuration but also in concealed variants for both genders.Greater Tailorability = More Soldiers Provided Adequate Armor Protection.
The SOV/Dragon Skin® technology defeats the compendium of projectile threats faced world-wide as threats to our military, not just regional threats per engagement. Our military is deployed world-wide and so too their armor should be able to defeat all known projectiles within a specific threat category at muzzle, not just a select few.Increased Projectile Diversity = Less Costs for Multiple Threat Resistant Systems = Fewer Dollars Spent for D.O.D.
SOV™ Concealable with standard SOV-2000™ front coverage
Lighter weight, flexible coverage offered where rifle coverage is not necessary. This ultra-thin flexible coverage includes resistance against armor piercing handgun, shotgun slug, fragmentation, and full puncture/thrust resistance all in one.
Above: SOV™ Tactical Vest with collar, shoulder & groin protection.
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Available in all Dragon Skin® panel configurations.
GSA Contract Number: GS-07F-0313J Special Item Number: 426-1B
U.S. PATENT NUMBERS: 6,035,438; 6,170,378; 6,745,661B1; 6,705,197B1
INT'L PATENT NUMBERS: EP1135663B1; ZL99815215.3; 759814; 511530; 523913; TR200101285B; 2001/3789; ZL03103744.5; 3057238; 142986; 242645; 2,350,781