In light of state and federal lockdowns due to COVID-19, OBL continues to remain open and functional under the directive of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security CISA guidance which can be found here:, with added measures in place to ensure social distancing for our employees. As a result, OBL is not able to support physical witnessing at this time. However, we have remote viewing options in place so that our customers can witness virtually from their home or office. OBL will continue to receive test articles so that we can meet all customer needs. 

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.