Defense Tech notes that a couple of GIs claim (in a Soldiers For The Truth article) that their commander told them that if they were killed while wearing the Dragon Skin body armor, their insurance beneficiaries might not get their money. Defense Tech writes:
Some folks say the Skin is at least as tough as standard-issue armor, and it’s flexible, too — which should make it more comfortable. But, if I’m reading right, the basic Dragon Skin vest weighs about 8 lbs. more than the Interceptor OTV armor that soldiers generally wear now. That extra weight, I’m guessing, is the reason why one commander tried to spook his men out of their Skin. And I have a feeling this is just one commander’s words — not some Pentagon-wide directive, as SFTT implies. We’ll see.