Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake , California

A vast weapons development facility and testing range, Naval Air Weapons Station (NAWS) China Lake is the U.S. Navy's single largest landholding. Almost every munition in the US arsenal has been tested within this 1,723 square mile (more than a million acres) facility. Numerous laboratories and test ranges, located mostly in the north area of China Lake, support weapons development. In the southern portion of the reservation are electronic ranges that support training and weapons proving. China Lake is part of the Navy's Western Test Range complex, along with White Sands and Point Mugu. The base employs around 4,200 civilians, plus an additional 450 military personnel, with an estimated annual budget of $800 million. There are two major geothermal power plants and numerous petroglyphs located in the Coso Mountains on the north end of the reservation. Also in the remote northeastern area is the Junction Ranch radar cross-section range.