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air drop

[¦er ‚dräp]
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The United States, Britain and France are advocating air drops to areas inaccessible by land.
The UN Security Council will meet on Friday to discuss the air drops.
However, the glider developed snags and failed to air drop the terrorists in Pathankot.
Summary: Approval comes as Turkey criticises US air drops to Kurds, with Erdogan saying some of deliveries had fallen into wrong hands.
The British involvement has been limited to air drops and providing logistical support - surveillance and refuelling - for US aid flights.
As well as stepping up air drops of essential aid to the north of the troubled country, Downing Street said the number of UK personnel in Irbil would be increased to help deal with the developing crisis.
special forces, in association with forces from Salah al-Din province, conducted an air drop operation on a village in Huweija, where they killed a physician and detained his brother on Sunday (March 6) night," Juburi said.
According to the sources the air drop was followed by military exercises conducted between the town of Yamoun and Al- Arqa village.
I well remember low flying exercises in the Derbyshire hills prior to posting to India where we were one of the first squadrons to air drop supplies to army outposts in the hills bordering Afghanistan.
Visual conditions prevailed for the air drop flight, which was originating at the time of the accident.
Since October 2005, the Air Mobility Warfare Center has partnered in an effort to revolutionize the way the Air Force does its airlift air drops in the expeditionary environment and around the globe with the Joint Precision Air Drop System, or JPADS, initiative.
It expanded the envelope of C-17 air drop capabilities, and points the way toward a safe extraction technique for an affordable and responsive space lift capability.