The US ecommerce giant Amazon is to test its unmanned delivery drones in Cambridge as it aims to ready the technology for use in the UK.
Despite suggestions that the plan to use drones to deliver products was nothing more than a marketing gimmick, Amazon is apparently committed to pursuing the potential of using drones for commercial purposes.
The latest indications to that effect came in recent days when Cambridge-based Evi Technologies, which Amazon acquired two years ago, began advertising a series of jobs relating to the Amazon Prime Air project.
Evi Technologies is inviting applications from candidates with "aviation experience, either civilian or military, with either manned or unmanned aviation".
Amazon said: "We have multiple Prime Air development centres, including R&D labs in Seattle and Cambridge. We're always looking to add great talent to the team; the Cambridge-based Prime Air positions we have open are a reflection of that."