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Welcome to Oregon Ballistic Laboratories

Oregon Ballistic Laboratories (OBL) is an independent, full-service armor testing lab located in Salem, Oregon. Founded in 2004, OBL generates accurate and impartial test data which is used throughout the world as a measure of quality, performance, and safety. 

Our services are divided into five distinct categories:

  • Ballistic Testing
  • Body Armor Testing
  • Stab Testing
  • Blast Testing
  • Forced Entry Testing


OBL and its employees remain devoted to protecting the war-fighter, public safety officials and others in harm’s way through continuous innovation and premium services.

Look for us at following trade shows!

  • Expo Seguridad in Mexico City, MX - May 7-9 2019
  • SOFIC in Tampa, FL – May 21-23 2019
  • ASTM E54 Homeland security Applications in Denver, CO - June 3-6 2019
  • IACP in Chicago, IL - October 26-29 2019
  • AUSA 2015 Annual Meeting Exposition in Washington DC - October 14-16 2019