22 Dec 2008

Carbon nanotubes and body armors

I'll dedicate this thread to textile engineers!

The FutureWeapons showcased 'DragonSkin' - the body armour that survives almost everything!

Watch this youtube clip -

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I had read somewhere that the use of carbon nanotubes [What is it anyway? 😒 ] makes this possible.

Can anyone throw more light on this?

[PS: I'm now trying for Mr. Murray Neal, CEO of Dragon Skin! for Small Talk 😉 ]
Ashraf HZ

Ashraf HZ

Communications
22 Dec 2008
Awesome stuff. Im sure Patty would love this 😉
raj87verma88

raj87verma88

Branch Unspecified
22 Dec 2008
Quite Interesting. A scale armor made of silicon carbide ceramic plates. In the tests conducted by "Future Weapons" the vest was able to hold against armor piercing rounds from AK-47, M16(5.56 Caliber)...etc and an explosion from a M67 hand grenade.
But the US Army says that the Dragon Skin had failed their tests and is not up to the standard of the Interceptor. But the Pinnacle CEO Mr. Murray Neal claims that dragon skin passed all tests. Quite controversial.
22 Dec 2008
raj87verma88
Quite Interesting. A scale armor made of silicon carbide ceramic plates. In the tests conducted by "Future Weapons" the vest was able to hold against armor piercing rounds from AK-47, M16(5.56 Caliber)...etc and an explosion from a M67 hand grenade.
But the US Army says that the Dragon Skin had failed their tests and is not up to the standard of the Interceptor. But the Pinnacle CEO Mr. Murray Neal claims that dragon skin passed all tests. Quite controversial.
At least, I'm happy with what I saw.
Ashraf HZ

Ashraf HZ

Communications
22 Dec 2008
raj87verma88
But the US Army says that the Dragon Skin had failed their tests and is not up to the standard of the Interceptor. But the Pinnacle CEO Mr. Murray Neal claims that dragon skin passed all tests. Quite controversial.
Yeap, apparently the Army banned it even before testing it themselves. What kind of testing did they do? Maybe its a political reason, since even the creator of the Interceptor vouches for the Dragon Skin.
icehari

icehari

Branch Unspecified
13 Jan 2009
Cool.....
this is interesting....
sauravgoswami

sauravgoswami

Electronic
13 Jan 2009
Might be it has failed in some extreme conditions I dont think US army will reject this super armour,US Army is the most technoe-savvy and adopts new technology really fast!!!
Anyhow its demonstration are promising
raj87verma88

raj87verma88

Branch Unspecified
13 Jan 2009
sauravgoswami
Might be it has failed in some extreme conditions I dont think US army will reject this super armour,US Army is the most technoe-savvy and adopts new technology really fast!!!
Anyhow its demonstration are promising
This is the most techno savvy. Much better and more advanced than the interceptor.
sauravgoswami

sauravgoswami

Electronic
13 Jan 2009
is this company based out of USA???

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