10:47 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Drones Draw Protest to Battle Creek

Anti-drone marchers walking in southwest Michigan
Credit Maya Evans / Voices for Creative Nonviolence

Since the terror attacks in September 2001, the U.S. has increasingly used un-piloted aircraft to watch, and often attack, those considered to be enemies. But the use of what some call “drones” has been controversial. That controversy is headed to the Air National Guard base in Battle Creek this weekend as anti-drone activists end a march that began in Chicago.

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6:24 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Groups Plans Walk from Chicago to Battle Creek to Protest Use of Drones

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Battle Creek's Air National Guard Base received mission to operate drones
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - A group of activists will be stopping in Kalamazoo on June 12 during their 12-day walk from Chicago to Battle Creek in protest of drone warfare in the U.S. military.
2:36 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Drone aircraft from Michigan head skyward

A prototype of the SkySpecs drone
Credit SkySpecs LLC

Read more about this story at Southwest Michigan’s Second Wave.

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9:39 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Drones to monitor crops in Hickory Corners

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The unmanned planes will fly over agricultural fields
Michigan State University's first drone is a microdrone md4-1000, a four-rotor helicopter that measures just over a meter from rotor shaft to rotor shaft. It is equipped with a high-resolution radiometer, a thermal camera and a laser scanner that's capable of taking centimeter-precise measurements from the air.
1:01 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Battle Creek Air National Guard Base ends flight mission

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Battle Creek's base will be used as a control center for drone aircraft
More than 65 years of service as a base for military aircraft came to an end Friday at the Battle Creek Air National Guard Base. The base sent off its last C-21 aircraft in a low-key ceremony at 9 a.m.