In Brief

Moffett Airfield is the latest piece in the Internet giant's real-estate puzzle.

Google is well known for its acquisition of various robotics companies, but it has also started to make a name for itself in real-estate – as long as we’re just talking about Mountain View, California. The company owns 10.7 percent of all taxable property in the city, and they just became the proud new owners of their very own airport.

The new property at Moffett Airfield will open up a range of R&D possibilities for the company within its new hangars – just so long as none of it breaks the law. Google will still have to operate the airport when the government needs it, and if it wants to test drones or any other technology in the available airspace, explicit approval will need to be obtained first.

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