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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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Erin Ferguson received her first random AirDrop at her May 2017 college graduation and found it ingenious.
In Section 2, we describe the contact geometries involved in a cargo airdrop and the basic strategy for contact interface discretization.
During airdrop missions, crewmembers run JPADS-CAT software on laptops, gathering mission data needed to plan the route of flight and increase cargo airdrop accuracy.
He said the issues that forced the agency to temporarily suspend these operations were resolved and WFP had airdrops of much needed food in a couple of locations.
Airdrops are always a last resort, as land access is easier and the most cost-effective way of delivering food, the agency said.
"Airdrops are always a last option for us and we would still prefer land access, which is easier, safer and the most cost-effective.
A petition to "start aid drops to the starving people of Syria" has garnered more than 59,000 signatures, prompting the predictable reply from the British government that "airdrops cannot operate effectively" in the complex Syrian warzone.
They also donated relief items that would be distributed via airdrop to typhoon victims which were difficult to access.
The two types of testing that an ABNSOTD test officer will typically be assigned to execute are personnel airdrop testing and heavy equipment airdrop testing.
officials speaking on a conference call with reporters late Sunday declined to characterize Turkey's reaction to the airdrops. They said the Obama administration had "made clear to the Turkish government for some days now the urgency of facilitating resupply,'' a senior U.S.
US Central Command announced the weapons delivery on Sunday, saying it carried out "multiple" successful airdrops of supplies, including small arms, provided by Kurdish authorities in Iraq.
WASHINGTON, Oct 20 (KUNA) -- US military forces conducted multiple airdrops late Sunday in the vicinity of Kobane to re-supply Kurdish forces on the ground defending the city against ISIL, said Headquarters of United States Central Command (CENTCOM) in a press release.