Amazon testing drone delivery for packages

Monday 02 December 2013 22.06
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The drones can carry objects that weigh up to 2.3kg
The drones can carry objects that weigh up to 2.3kg
Amazon is testing the drones, but it could be four or five years before they are in use
Amazon is testing the drones, but it could be four or five years before they are in use

Online retailer Amazon is testing delivery packages using drones, Chief Executive Jeff Bezos has confirmed.

Mr Bezos said the drones, unmanned vehicles that fly through the air, could deliver packages that weigh up to 2.3kg.

That represents roughly 86% of packages that Amazon delivers, he said.

The drones, which would pick up items from Amazon's distribution centres and fly them to customer's homes, probably will not be put into use for four or five years, Mr Bezos said.