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China Lake

1 Administration Circle
China Lake, CA 93555-6100

NAWS China Lake provides and maintains land, facilities and other assets that support the Navy’s research, development, acquisition, testing and evaluation (RDAT&E) of cutting-edge weapons systems for the warfighter.

NAWS China Lake is located in the Western Mojave Desert region of California, approximately 150 miles north of Los Angeles. The installation is the Navy's largest single landholding, representing 85 percent of the Navy’s land for RDAT&E use and 38 percent of the Navy’s land holdings worldwide. In total, its two ranges and main site cover more than 1.1 million acres, an area larger than the state of Rhode Island.



Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake

Navy Building Designated Energy Efficient

Commanding Officer Capt. Jeffrey Dodson and members of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Navy Region Southwest, China Lake Detachment, joined Barnhart Balfour Beatty officials and Southern California Edison representatives inside the Dr. William B. McLean Laboratory May 23 to dedicate the structure as a LEED® Gold and a SCE “Savings by Design” building.

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China Lake Marks Completion of $64 Million Technology Center

Naval Air Weapons Station (NAWS) China Lake celebrated the completion of the station's largest 2005 Base Closure and Realignment Commission (BRAC) project Oct. 8 with a ribbon cutting ceremony for a $64 million technology center.

Posted On : Monday, May 02, 2011 - 11:31:54 AM | Tagged : ,

Switch Thrown for Newest Set of Solar Photovoltaic Carports

NAVAL AIR WEAPONS STATION CHINA LAKE, Calif. – Once again adding to the production of shore-based energy from renewable sources, Commanding Officer Jeffrey Dodson, officially flipped the switch turning on the Station’s newest set of solar photovoltaic carports during a ceremony held April 21 at the Ranges Department Headquarters.

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