Drones have played a role in providing aid to nations in crisis all over the world. They're capable of accessing some areas better than airplanes and are relatively cheap to make.
And, according to one aerospace company, they may soon be edible.
Windhorse Aerospace is developing a drone prototype called Pouncer that will be made from edible material. The company will begin testing in April and hopes it will be delivering food to places like South Sudan, Yemen, and Somalia by the end of the year, the Financial Times reported.
Nigel Gifford, chairman and founder of Windhorse, previously worked on Richard Branson's logistics team when the Virgin Group founder attempted to circumnavigate the globe by hot air balloon.
"We are looking at a variety of foodstuffs that could be used," he told the Financial Times. "Honeycomb is really robust."
Gifford added that they're also considering salami for use in the landing gear because of its "good tensile strength and flexibility."
Pouncer will be able to deliver supplies within an accuracy of 23 feet and could feed up to 100 people a day for around $300, according to Windhorse.