Amazon sells a number of SHIELD Helicarriers, based on the Marvel Comics multi-vehicle platform from the comics and films, giving SHIELD a mobile airborne base wherever it may be.
Well now it seems they want their own. A few years ago, Amazon filed a patent for a flying manned warehouse equipped with fleets of drones for airborne deliveries.
Dubbed an airborne fulfillment center (AFC), it is an airship that would fly at around 45,000 feet, with drones to deliver ordered items to user designated delivery locations.
“As the UAVs descend, they can navigate horizontally toward a user specified delivery location using little to no power, other than to stabilize the UAV and/or guide the direction of descent,” said the patent.
Which might look something like those flying cells that SHIELD have in the TV show. And can deliver products within minutes of being ordered, if “positioned at an altitude above a metropolitan area and be designed to maintain an inventory of items that may be purchased by a user and delivered to the user.”
The patent was stumbled across by Zoe Leavitt from CB Insights…
— Zoe Leavitt (@zoe_leavitt) December 28, 2016
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