Control Systems / Supply Chain Management

Amazon's latest idea: A flying warehouse that will deliver stuff by drone

By Brian Fung for the Washington Post

Dec 30, 2016

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Amazon is exploring the use of giant airships to serve as mobile, flying warehouses that could help the online retail giant deliver more of its goods by drone.

You might already be familiar with Amazon's drone delivery service, which recently received a demo in the United Kingdom for the first time. But the idea for a fleet of large airships, disclosed in filings to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, expand on those ambitions dramatically.

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