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Amazon could one day deliver all its packlages by automated drones, according to the boss of it's UK operations, Christopher North.

The online retail giant is currently awaiting permission from US aviation authorities to begin testing its Prime Air service to deliver goods to customers by unmanned drone.

The drones can carry items weighing up to 2.5kg and will be able to deliver goods to many customers in less than 30 minutes.

According to Mr North, the technology is ready to go.

"We just need regulatory approval," he said. "There is no reason why we couldn't have them operating in the UK in a few years", he added.

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