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Amazon testing delivery with drones

Amazon is testing a system to deliver packages using drones.


An Amazon PrimeAir drone is shown in this publicity photo released to Reuters on December 2, 2013.

An Amazon PrimeAir drone is shown in this publicity photo released to Reuters on December 2, 2013.

Amazon.com Inc is testing delivery packages using drones, CEO Jeff Bezos told the CBS television program "60 Minutes."

Bezos said the drones, unmanned vehicles that fly through the air, could deliver packages that weigh up to five pounds (2.3 kg). That represents roughly 86 percent of packages that Amazon delivers, he said.

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

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Drone could deliver Amazon goods

Amazon is testing a system to deliver packages using drones.

Amazon is testing a system to deliver packages using drones.