Boeing invests in autonomous flight tech provider Near Earth Autonomy

on October 19th, 2017, 2:12pm
(Reuters) - Boeing Co said on Thursday it invested in Near Earth Autonomy, a Pittsburgh-based firm that develops technologies enabling autonomous flight such as drones.

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