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  • usa NAWS China Lake

    China Lake, California


    Satellite and aerial maps of China Lake with nearby locations

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    12.8256KIYK Inyokern, California
    81.2210KMHV Mojave, California
    88.4191KEDW Edwards AFB, California
    88.7224 KCFD Air & Wildland Camp 8, California
    94.3237 Keene, California
    106.2114KBYS Fort Irwin / Barstow, California

    1943 to present

    35° 41' 8.16'' N - 117° 41' 31.20'' W
    Western Mojave Desert, CA
    Elevation: 2283 feet

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    List of units at China Lake

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    YearsRotary Wing Aircraft Unitbold : Current Model
    normal: Unit no longer at this base
    1951/    VX-9

    China Lake News

    VX-31 Air Test and Evaluation Squadron, 13-Jul-18 : #evaluation US Navy Air Test and Evaluation Squadron VX-31 use the SH-60F Seahawk to supports testing projects and provide Search and Rescue (SAR) at China Lake air naval base

    Marine AH-1Z and UH-1Y Start OPEVAL, 09-May-06 : US Marine Corps new Bell UH-1Y and AH-1Z helicopters will be 6 months in NAS China Lake undergoing tests and evaluations to determine the aircraft operational suitability

    List of aircraft and events at China Lake

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    1972 HSL-31 HH-1K 157193
    1972 USN HH-1K 157194
    1993-oct VX-31 UH-1N 158256
    1999-may-29 VX-9USMC AH-1W 163935
    1999-may-29 VX-9USMC AH-1W 165358
    2007 VX-31 UH-1N 158256
    2013-mar-04 HAL-5 HH-1K 157178

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