Amazon's drone business lays off dozens of people, with parts provided by third parties
According to people familiar with the matter, on Wednesday, local time in the United States, Amazon announced that it would cut dozens of R&D and manufacturing personnel from its highly anticipated delivery drone project Prime Air, and turn to seek external help to achieve its long-delayed ambitions. Ambitious.
In recent weeks, Amazon has reached preliminary agreements with two external manufacturers, FACC in Austria and Aernnova in Spain, to manufacture parts for its drones. People familiar with the matter said that Amazon may soon reach more deals with third parties after issuing tenders to multiple companies in the drone field in the past year.
The person familiar with the matter added that although Amazon founder Jeff Bezos (Jeff Bezos) first released the drone delivery service in 2013, it has been brewing for 7 years, but the large-scale drone delivery has brought the company to Said that it will still take several years to achieve