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Amazon To Deliver Packages By Drone

Amazon has revealed it will be delivering parcels with drones later this year.

The delivery will begin in a small town in California later this year.

Amazon made the announcement on Monday.

The company stated that customers in Lockeford, Calif., will be “among the first to receive Prime Air deliveries.”

In an appearance on the TODAY Show, Amazon said it plans to deliver packages weighing less than five pounds within an hour, using drones ferrying items from a facility roughly 15 miles away.

The drones — which have the ability to identify fixed objects in its flight path — will “descend to the customer’s backyard, and hover at a safe height,” the company said in a blog post, adding “it will then safely release the package and rise back up to altitude.”

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