The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) is an organization within the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) dedicated to maintaining a center of excellence in weapons development for the Department of the Navy (DoN). NAWCWD has two locations in sunny Southern California; China Lake hosting the land test range, and Point Mugu hosting the sea test range. Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) supports the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) by providing the warfighter with absolute combat power through technologies that deliver dominant combat effects and matchless capabilities by:
– Performing Research, Development, Acquisition, Test and Evaluation (RDAT&E); logistics, and in-service support for guided missiles, free-fall weapons, targets, support equipment, crew systems, and electronic warfare
– Integrating weapons and avionics on tactical aircraft
– Operating the Navy’s western land and sea range T&E complex
– Developing and applying new technology to ensure battle space dominance
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