Military Feature: Inaugural crew completes Boeing program

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Mike Wood, a ScanEagle instructor, prepares the ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicle for launch at the Melrose Bombing Range. (File photo) CNJ staff The Boeing Co. has graduated its first U.S. military ScanEagle crews from its Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Training Center in Clovis, according to a company press release. The seven graduates have been assigned to […]

No pilot, no problems

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisleScanEagle instructor Mike Wood steps over the launch cords as he prepares the ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicle for launch Thursday at the Melrose Bombing Range. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer In descent, the graceful, little plane — No. 05-134 — spirals in the sky, flickering in and out of sight […]

Unmanned aircraft will be tested at base bombing range

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Marshall Formby of Boeing, explains the purpose and working of the ScanEagle on Monday morning at Clovis Community College. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Perched on the front lawn of the Clovis Community College, the spy plane looked strikingly similar to a praying mantis. Produced by Boeing, the unmanned […]

Boeing eyes Clovis airspace

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Unmanned aerial vehicles could possibly soar over the skies of Clovis in the near future, according to a Boeing executive. The commercial jet and military contractor giant is interested in conducting test flights for its ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicles in Clovis, said retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Ben Robinson, […]