U.S. aerospace manufacturer Boeing unveiled last week a new technology for autonomous cargo delivery that will change the logistics / supply chain industry. The “unmanned electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing cargo air vehicle prototype” – a cargo drone – is being developed with the end goal of delivering up to 500 pounds of cargo within a radius of 10 to 20 miles. The drone is powered by an electric propulsion system and eight counter-rotating propellers, allowing for vertical and horizontal flight. It measures 4.6 meters long, 5.5 meters wide and 1.2 meters tall, weighing just under 750 pounds.

The aerospace company believes that this prototype will open up new possibilities for delivering time-sensitive and high-value goods, conducting autonomous missions in remote or dangerous environments, and other cargo and logistics applications.

Source: americanshipper.com