You’d think a country that was capable of undermining an American presidential election would have better drone technology, but you’d be wrong.
People in the Russian city of Ulan-Ude gathered on Monday for the first voyage of a postal drone, meant to deliver to the remote parts of the Siberian wilderness. The drone was supposed to carry a small package to a neighboring village, but it never finished that trip.
After climbing to dizzying heights in that Russian sky, the $20,000 disoriented machine quickly dove towards an unintended target: a very unforgiving brick wall. No one was injured, but the little buddy smashed to pieces.
According to Reuters, Russia Post, the country’s postal service, had announced in 2016 that it had planned to use drones for delivery. Looks like they might have a ways to go.