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AirDrop

Apple's local wireless sharing capability introduced with Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion). AirDrop was added to Apple's mobile OS as of iOS 7 to allow people to share files via Wi-Fi with other Apple users in the vicinity (see iOS versions). For example, AirDrop lets people share information in a meeting or photos at an event and even play games with strangers. See AirPlay.

airdrop

The delivery of personnel and cargo from aircraft in flight. This is normally done with the help of a parachute. Equipment can also be dropped without the use of parachutes and in a free fall under its own weight.
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Three C-130 cargo aircraft carried out what US military Central Command (CENTCOM) called "multiple" successful airdrops of supplies in the vicinity of Kobane, including small-arms weapons, provided by Kurdish authorities in Iraq.
The High Speed Containerized Delivery System (HSCDS) will facilitate airdrop at higher speed and low altitude.
Winning the prize will mean I can develop and test the Airdrop system.
The emergence of new threats and vulnerabilities like AirDrop, along with the evolution of sophisticated attack tools like Karmetasploit and viral SSIDs such as Free Public Wi-Fi, continue to prey upon wireless users who unwittingly expose corporate data and place their employer's assets at risk," said Lisa Phifer, president of network security consultancy Core Competence.
For that kind of high-priority situation, we've developed what we'll call smart airdrop or precision airdrop, which is guided the entire way down," said Chris Ormonde of ATT.
The Air Force air mobility detachment plans and coordinates the mission so that the forces on the ground (Army, Marine Corps, and coalition units) can receive their supplies by airdrop.
In addition to successfully completing 51 airdrops, delivering more than 1.
Another airdrop operation in al-Iskandariya district, (50 km) north of Hilla, resulted in the capture of three other wanted men," he added.
It has been 3 days since you were last resupplied, and you are eagerly awaiting an airdrop of needed cargo at a very small clearing near your position so you can continue your mission.
153, Airdrop of Supplies & Equipment: Rigging Ammo,
The airdrop of the 173d Brigade into Iraq was the largest American airborne operation since Operation Just Cause, the invasion of Panama in 1989.
4 software is airdrop - upgrades for the back end of the aircraft,'' said Michael Berard, 418th Flight Test Squadron C-130J program manager.