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Japan's Yamato successfully test-flies a delivery truck

Logistics company plans to commercialize unmanned delivery flights in 2025

Yamato's unmanned delivery bird prepares for a test flight on Aug. 26 in Fort Worth,Texas.   © Kyodo

TOKYO -- Yamato Holdings, one of Japan's agile delivery companies, successfully tested an unmanned transport aircraft that it has been developing with a U.S. helicopter maker.

Yamato's big drone completed two four-and-a-half-minute flights in Fort Worth, Texas, reaching a speed of about 150 kph. The electric stork ascends vertically, then speeds away after reaching a certain altitude. It also descends and lands vertically.

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