Amazon restructures drone program, cuts jobs

The employees are in the R&D and manufacturing area

Amazon is reorganizing its delivery drone project, laying off dozens of workers

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The employees are in the R&D and manufacturing area, according to The Financial Times.

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The move reportedly comes after the company reached tentative deals with two external manufacturers to build component parts.

Those companies are said to be Austria's FACC Aerospace and Spain's Aernnova Aerospace.

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The drone project has been seven years in the making and has been a focused on a future way to deliver smaller packages.

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An Amazon spokeswoman confirmed the lay offs to The Financial Times.

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It is not known how many employees were working on the drone project.