Check Out Amazon Prime Air’s New Delivery Drone [PICS]

Amazon has finally revealed the new design for its next-generation Prime Air delivery drone, which not only has an increased range and an expanded temperature tolerance but is also capable of flying in rain.

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Called the MK30, the new Amazon Prime Air drone will come into service in 2024. This drone will be lighter and smaller than the MK27-2, the drone that will be making deliveries in Lockeford, California, and College Station, Texas.

Amazon says the MK30’s increased range and safety-critical features will enable customers to choose drone delivery more often.

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Prime Air’s Flight Science team has created new custom-designed propellers that will reduce the MK30’s perceived noise by another 25%. “That’s a game-changer, and we’re very excited about it,” says Amazon.

The company says its new sense-and-avoid system will allow its drones to operate at greater distances while safely and reliably avoiding other aircraft, people, pets, and obstacles.

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To sustainably deliver a vast selection of items in under an hour, and eventually within 30 minutes, at scale, “drones are the most effective path to success,” notes the e-commerce giant.

Amazon says it is planning to expand the Prime Air program to more customers in the months and years to come.