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Amazon tests drones in British countryside

Undisclosed location in Cambridgeshire is top secret site of trials

Mark Scott 

After hours of searching, I pulled on to a dirt track here in the rolling hills of Cambridgeshire and spotted a small dot whirring across the blue sky, gently swaying in the breeze as it steadily flew about 200 feet above the ground. Jackpot: It was an Amazon drone. Barely visible to the naked eye, the unmarked aircraft, about the size of a large model plane, floated across a field about 1,000 yards in the distance, the lights on its four-pronged sensors flashing brightly against the afternoon sun. Amazon, the giant e-commerce company, began secretly testing unmanned aircraft this summer ...

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First Published: Sun, October 02 2016. 20:59 IST