Point Mugu, CA
Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD)
Point Mugu and China Lake, Calif., are the primary locations of the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division. Point Mugu manages the Point Mugu Sea Range and serves as the Navy’s center of electronic warfare expertise. NAWCWD provides logistics and in-service support for guided missiles, free-fall weapons, targets, support equipment, crew systems and electronic warfare.
Point Mugu was established in 1946 as the Navy's first instrumented missile test sea range. It offers enormous geographic diversity: vast ocean, deep water ports, protected islands within restricted air space. The 36,000 square-mile sea range, which includes San Nicolas Island, supports both developmental and operational test and evaluation of missiles, free-fall weapons and electronic warfare systems.
Point Mugu supports the fleet EW community from concept development to year-round operational support. They also support fleet training and tactics development, particularly large scale, major exercises, including fleet battle experiments on the Point Mugu Sea Range.