If Jeff Bezos wants to move beyond Prime Air’s five pound limit, he might want to call Urban Aeronautics and check out its Humvee-sized drone.

The Israeli company, which specializes in vertical take-off and landing vehicles for “complex urban and natural environments,” just tested the AirMule. It’s a single-engine unmanned craft that can haul as much as 1,100 pounds of stuff as far as 30 miles. It appears to work, too. The AirMule made its first autonomous, untethered flight of 130 feet at Megiddo airfield in northern Israel on December 30. The flight lasted 2.5 minutes—a modest beginning to be sure, but don’t be deceived. This thing is serious, with a claimed ceiling of 18,000 feet and the ability to cruise at more than 110 mph.

Like a lot of future-facing transport, the Mule looks like a giant bug. The vertical take-off and landing capability provides the utility of a helicopter, but UrbanAero’s hot-rodded ducted-fan system, a patented design it calls “Fancraft,” offers many advantages over traditional rotors. The motors are quieter (half as loud as a conventional copter), and the enclosed rotors make it harder to pick up Doppler signals. The fuselage is designed to elude radar, and the machine emits less heat than a copter as well.

“The turbine engine generates a lot of heat,” says Rafi Yoeli, UrbanAero’s president and CEO. “But because of the unique availability of a considerable amount of cold air in the vicinity of the exhaust it will be possible in the future to cool down the hot gases almost to ambient temperature, reducing the IR signature almost to zero.”

The tight packaging and compact propulsion system allows the AirMule move laterally without rolling and navigate constricted areas—say, between buildings—and the company claims the craft can handle winds reaching 50 knots. That’s impressive, given that the National Wildfire Coordinating Group’s Interagency Helicopter Operations Guide advises against flying in winds exceeding 40 knots at an altitude of less than 500 feet.

The AirMule can be used for both civil and military purposes, but the UrbanAero subsidiary that makes it is called Tactical Robotics, a branch dedicated to aircraft “for use predominantly in the unmanned military and homeland security markets.” It’s worth nothing that half the UrbanAero board of directors is made up of current and former Israeli Air Force officers, including a major generals and a lieutenant colonel. So as much as much as the AirMule can provide “needed capabilities to emergency responders in routine, day-to-day operations,” the drone will specialize in helping “combatants reclaim an essential edge by enabling precise point to point logistic support.”

Combine qualities like precision control and large cargo capacity with a minimal impact on radar and infrared scanners and you’ve got the potential for a very stealthy machine. This exposes the AirMule to heightened security regulations. Since the unmanned aerial craft is capable of delivering an 1,100-pound payload, the AirMule is subject to the Missile Technology Control Regime, a voluntary association meant to make it harder for scary people to get weapons of mass destruction or vehicles capable of carrying them. Export goods related to the production and delivery of missiles are placed into one of two categories under the MTCR, and the AirMule just got a Category II classification. This means it will have a little more freedom to move across borders as an export item, which is great news for Urban Aero’s future marketing plans for the vehicle.

“Our vehicles are designed from the outset to meet FAA safety requirements for manned helicopters,” says Yoeli. “This is to ensure that down the road the public will be allowed to purchase and fly these vehicles legally and safely.”

And if it’s flying cars you’re interested in, UrbanAero also has a civilian-focused branch called Metro Skyways that is focusing on aircraft “predominantly in the manned civil Air-Taxi as well as Air-Rescue and MedEvac markets.” From where we’re sitting, manned hovercraft taxis sounds a lot like the future The Jetsons promised us, and suddenly we have visions of The Fifth Element dancing in our heads! With the AirMule as its foundation, Yoeli says his company has the tech to make piloted hovercrafts “when and if UrbanAero decides to take this design and make it into a compact VTOL personal flying vehicle,” but that right now they’re focused on fine tuning the AirMule.

Demonstrations of the new craft will continue in 2016, and considering Israel is one of only three countries where Amazon has set up “Prime Air development centers”, it looks like they could have the tech right in their back yard to start shipping big ticket items. After all, transporting a flat screen is going to require something a lot bigger than this.

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