Amazon says it is testing delivery with drones.
(AMAZON VNR) - Amazon.com is testing a system to deliver packages using drones, CEO Jeff Bezos said Sunday (December 1) on the CBS television program "60 Minutes."
The drones, which would pick up items from Amazon's distribution centers and fly them to customer's homes, probably won't be put into use for four or five years, Bezos said.
The e-retailing giant is calling the new program Amazon Prime Air. Guided by aGPS system, the drones are expected to carry packages weighing up to 5 pounds and travel within a 10-mile radius.