Death at China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station

China Lake NAWS sign at entrance in Ridgecrest, Calif.

Naval Air Weapons Station (NAWS) China Lake is a large military installation located in the Western Mojave Desert region of California, approximately 150 miles (240 km) north of Los Angeles. Its mission is to support the research, testing and evaluation programs of the U.S. Navy. It is part of Navy Region Southwest under Commander, Navy Installations Command. Originally known as Naval Ordnance Test Station (NOTS).


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David Dennison
David Dennison
1 year ago

Have you ever seen one of those “final denial barriers” on a Military base and how they work when deployed ?
Not something you should try to drive or speed through.
My guess would be,if you drive into one of them at a high rate of speed it would definitely leave a mark.

1 year ago

Sounds like it was a female driver, after the car struck the barrier at a high rate of speed it burst into flames, interesting.
Glad nobody else was hurt.