(London Daily Mail) Drones could soon be delivering everything from post to drugs using a vast international network, a U.S. firm has claimed.

Matternet, a Silicon Valley startup, has already trialled the drone network in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, where they were able to fly for six miles carrying a 2kg payload.

The firm now hopes to expand with an ambitious plan to replace existing delivery systems and set up a global network of ‘drone routes’ for the gadgets, which can automatically fly themselves.

The firm hopes to set up recharging base stations for the drones so they can stop and recharge themselves along the way.

Currently the firm has drones that can travel six miles and carry 2kg, but has plans for larger drones with a longer range.

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