Ah, yes, China Lake. I did a couple of rotations at their neighbor to the south, the National Training Center at Ft. Irwin.
On one trip, I was privileged to be able to watch a Tomahawk demo. They fired the missile from China Lake, and we watched the video feed all the way to target impact on a dummy communications installation in the area of Catalina Island.
The video cam was about the size of a toilet paper roll and was mounted on one of the rear fins of the missile.
I did Force XXI war games at Ft Irwin but have never been to China lake.
Good evening, HJ and my...((HUGS))...that must have been quite the “video”. It’s 26 miles across the water....and then however many miles it is from China Lake to the coast.