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Facebook is aggressively expanding its drone team

Facebook has posted three new job vacancies for its drone team today. Its seeking avionics, thermal, power systems and control engineers to work on the aircraft project. The company was already advertising for three drone-related job openings in its London office. The UK is becoming quite a hub for tech companies pushing into unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) research. Amazon began recruiting to expand its Prime Air delivery drone research team last week.

Facebook is aggressively working to expand a team to build drones and other aircraft, according to people familiar with the company’s plans. The company posted three new drone-related job openings on its website Thursday, seeking avionics, thermal, and power systems and control engineers to work on aircraft-related projects. Facebook was already advertising three aerospace-related job openings, seeking both technicians and engineers to work out of the company’s London office. Those postings were published a few months after its acquisition of U.K.-based drone maker Ascenta in March, and a Facebook spokesperson confirmed that while the new job openings posted Thursday are for Facebook’s California offices, whoever is hired will work closely with the team in the U.K. According to the aerospace postings, Facebook is looking for both associate and lead technicians to help with assembly of an aircraft’s mechanical structure, and it’s also looking for an engineer to “assist in the development, inspection and testing of a high-altitude solar powered aircraft.”

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