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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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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.
What we need is unimpeded access, and we can't consider airdrops at this time.
The airdrops, which officials said were made in 27 bundles, came after Islamic State fighters reportedly took heavy losses on Sunday from continued air strikes conducted by US-led coalition forces.
AirDrop uses two technologies: a combination of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Ad-Hoc networks.
No one was "pushing" on that forklift at any point during the airdrop.
Smartly redesigning the global en route infrastructure, exploiting airdrop, and developing new ways to deliver to the point of need will significantly expand our strategic mobility access.
Winning the prize will mean I can develop and test the Airdrop system.
If you're going by helicopter to resupply, it's very easy for the enemy to try and shoot you down," said Andrew Meloni of Airdrop Technology Team.
Colonel Ord is a pilot with the 815th AS who led the crew making the 41st airdrop.
BABEL / Aswat al-Iraq: Seven wanted persons were arrested in an airdrop mission by a military force north and west of al-Hilla city on Sunday, according to a local police spokesman.
What's worse, even the Central Reserve Police Force's ( CRPF's) attempts to train its Special Action Force ( SAF, which was earlier CoBRA) in helicopter airdrop operations have run into logistical turbulence.