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U.S. e-commerce giant Amazon wins Patent right for its giant airships AFC

An Amazon mini-drone
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Amazon has filed a patent for flying warehouses that could use a fleet of drones to make deliveries to customers.
A patent document filed in 2014 in the US describes giant airships as “airborne fulfillment centres” (AFCs) that could be stationed above metropolitan areas and used to store and quickly deliver items at times of high demand, using drones dispatched directly from the airship The Guardian reports. 
“The AFC may be an airship that remains at a high altitude (eg 45,000ft) and UAVs with ordered items may be deployed from the AFC to deliver ordered items to user-designated delivery locations,” the filing reads. [more.......]

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