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Archangel Armor Update

Archangel Armor has done it again. Constantly improving, they have been working quietly with developmental partners to continue to improve and evolve their already revolutionary designs. I can tell you that the systems you saw here in the past are not the same as what Archangel is producing now. This new system, which is is as advanced from their original design, as the original was from what the rest of the market had to offer, is already in production.

Working with focus and test groups has paid off. They have to adapted their core technology to new capabilities unseen in the market to date. Rather than build for the “wow”, Archangel has derived every aspect of their system from an effects based design principal. In particular, the goal has been the enhancement of the individual Soldier’s performance.

The statement that an armor system or integrations platform can act as a performance enhancer would be an outrageous claim, except for their quantified proof. Archangel feels that they have that proof in data collected during a recent test of the system.

Archangel conducted a performance based test (the second they have completed), conducted with the 82nd Airborne at Fort Bragg as part of a Government driven test plan. Over two days of timed performance events, scores were compared between Archangel’s Internal Frame Load Bearing System (IFLBS) and the baseline US Army issued Improved Outer Tactical Vest (IOTV). Based on information provided to SSD by Archangel, the performance of Soldiers wearing the IOTV over the two days was as expected, with a steady and significant decline in measured scores. The IFLBS, however, astounded even this unsuspecting test group. Not only did their mean scores not decline, most individual events scores showed increases, and in several cases the improvement was considered significant. In one case, at the end of two grueling days of back to back physical events, subjects consistently exhibited times in excess of 60% faster than their baseline score taken at the onset of the test when they were fresh and well rested. Participants also related that they experienced a greatly decreased level of personal discomfort and soreness. The test group and the data collectors (82nd NCOs) made specific note of a greatly reduced recovery time after events which allowed a much higher sustained intensity of training for an extended time frame. This also reduced the risk of load bearing injuries meaning the Soldiers could train much hard with reduced risk. Their recovery time between events was also significantly decreased.

There are a large number of new features that make this system very functional in a variety of scenarios and we can’t wait to show them to you. In fact, we can’t wait to be able to just show you the new system. Archangel has promised to release full product information and their test data soon. Look for more details here.


6 Responses to “Archangel Armor Update”

  1. Aaron says:

    Are they still working with Mystery Ranch?

    This could be great as the Corps and the Army are looking for a fully integrated armor and pack system.

  2. loszabo says:

    Will they ever ship?

  3. Administrator says:

    Aaron…they are looking “at” systems and not “for” systems. There is a HUGE difference, like the difference between a joy ride and a monthly payment.

  4. Levi says:

    In reality, I don’t think they’re even a real company. They’ve ripped off so many other people’s stuff, I think they have finally run out. It does look like a Mystery Ranch yoke system on there -hope they didn’t get bit too bad.

  5. Administrator says:

    Ripped off what?

  6. Aaron says:

    Good Copy.