Naval Museum of Armament & Technology
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|Type||U.S. Navy Aviation Naval History|
The Naval Museum of Armament & Technology (NMAT) preserves and interprets the history of Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake  and its heritage of advancing Naval aviation armament and technology. This museum is the repository of artifacts, photographs and film, documents and related heritage memorabilia from China Lake. The museum is dedicated to those who have employed their talents in advancing Naval aviation research, development, testing and evaluation, as well as the history of the Secret City (China Lake).
The China Lake Museum Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, directly supports the museum in preserving and displaying the legacy of technology and weaponry for naval aviation. Through displays and education, the museum explains to the public the heritage of the Navy’s achievements in air warfare and other areas, with a special focus on China Lake and its military-civilian-industry teamwork. Pieces in the museum collection date back to 1955.
The museum is currently (as of 2018) being relocated from the naval base to the adjoining city of Ridgecrest. This will make it easier for the public to access the museum. All displays and aircraft will be progressively moved from the base museum to the new location.
- AIM-9 Sidewinder
- BGM-109 Tomahawk
- AIM-54 Phoenix
- APAM CBU-59
- ASM-2 Bat
- AGM-83 Bulldog
- AGM-53 Condor
- Fuel Air Explosive Weapons
- CBU-78/B GATOR
- AGM-88 HARM
- AGM-154 Joint Standoff Weapon
- LGB-24B/B Laser-guided bomb
- Mark 80 Series General Purpose Bombs
- AGM-65 Maverick
- AGM-136 Tacit Rainbow
- Mark 20 Rockeye II
- AGM-45 Shrike anti-radiation missile
- AGM-122 Sidearm
- AGM-62 Walleye
Aircraft On Display
- Steven, Mayer. "China Lake Museum moving from naval base to Ridgecrest". The Bakersfield Californian. Retrieved 14 June 2017.
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