Look! Up in the sky!

Remember that story about Amazon Prime Air, the drone program that many dismissed as a publicity stunt? Earlier this month the company formally asked the FAA for permission to ramp up a testing program for commercial use.

  • In its letter to the FAA, Amazon disclosed that 86% of the products it sells weighs 5 pounds or less and could be delivered to customers by drone in 30 minutes or less.
  • Of course, the U.S. military has more ambitious plans for freight-carrying drones: check out these unmanned truck-helicopter hybrids.