As part of its initiative to upgrade government services, the United Arab Emirates reveals a plan to use unmanned aerial drones to deliver posts such as documents and packages to residents.
UAE has been known for one-of-a-kind, state of the arts project and high technology equipment, the aerial drone project could be another remarkable milestone.
The automatic aerial drone is a battery-operated vehicle, about half a meter (1-1/2 feet) across, resembles a butterfly with a top compartment that can carry small parcels. Colored white and emblazoned with the UAE flag, it is propelled by four rotors.
A UAE citizen engineer who designed the project, said fingerprint and eye-recognition security systems would be used to protect the drones and their cargo. The aerial drones will undergo series of testing for 6 months before officially introducing it nationwide.
Services would initially include delivery of identity cards, driving licenses and other permits.