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Welcome to the website of the Department of Weapon Systems and Ballistics (ABAL).


Here you will find all information regarding the academic courses that we offer, our contribution to scientific research and the functioning of our laboratory.


ABAL is a unique department in Belgium as it is the only place in our country that combines education on an academic level with scientific research in the field of weapon systems and ballistics. In order to do so, we have a high-tech ballistic laboratory at our disposal, allowing us both to illustrate the theoretical aspects taught during our courses and to complete specialized research projects. The showpiece of our infrastructure is almost certainly the more than 100 m long indoor shooting range, and this in the centre of Brussels!


However, the real value of our department lies in its personnel. I am privileged to be able to work with a staff of about twenty very professional and skilled co-workers. It is my daily pleasure to accomplish together with them our main mission: educating our students.


Marc Pirlot

Ordinary professor

Head of department