They did design it, but they don't manufacture it, and they wouldn't have been hurt in any way if Dragon Skin had proved out to be significantly superior. It's a government D0D organization, and like most they do employ contractors as well as their actual DoD employee staff.
Thanks lcpiper, knew I was a little fuzzy on the detail.
Anywho, I think I might take a whack at this and test it against my M1A with 147gr FMJs.
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