Amazon, keen to blaze a trail with delivery by drone, is threatening to take much of its research for the plan outside the United States amid frustrations with US regulators.

“In the absence of a timely approval by the FAA to conduct outdoor testing, we have begun utilizing outdoor testing facilities outside the United States,” Amazon vice president Paul Misener said in a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration.

“These non-US facilities enable us to quickly build and modify our Prime Air vehicles as we construct new designs and make improvements,” he said.

Misener said Amazon hoped to work on developing the project in the United States, which he said “would include the creation of high-quality jobs and significant investment in the local community.”

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