Images Reveal Secret Amazon Delivery Drone in Test-flight Over Company Property

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Amazon’s top secret experimental delivery drone has been filmed in action for the first time.

The Sun Online’s exclusive footage shows the flying machine zooming through the skies over Amazon’s testing facility in rural Cambridgeshire.

The internet giant plans to use drones to deliver packages to customers within 30 minutes of purchase.

Last year, it unveiled a flying robot that can travel at 50mph for ten miles and carry parcels of around 3kg.

At the time, Amazon released official footage of its drones, but the craft seen in our video appears to look significantly different from the model which has been shown off before.

Cameramen filmed the drone from nearby public land, showing it zooming through the sky and performing a smooth landing.

The Civil Aviation Authority lifted strict regulations on drones in July that would allow Amazon to begin testing the project.

And the latest pictures reveal it is already well on its way to making the groundbreaking idea a reality.

Amazon officially began testing the craft in the summer of 2016, but leaked emails recently suggested it may have been flying drones in British airspace since 2015.

The facility is closely guarded to stop anyone sneaking a peek at the experimental craft.

Photographer Dean Cranston said locals had become increasingly intrigued by what was happening on the field, which sits about 10 miles south of Cambridge.

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SOURCE: JASPER HAMILL AND BRITTANY VONOW 
The Sun