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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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The US Defense Department said that it had airdropped 28 bundles of weapons and supplies, but one of them did not make it into the hands of the Kurdish fighters.
Replacing vehicles to be airdropped on a one-to-one basis with any Stryker variant will increase the number of C-17s required.
Special Forces troops can be airdropped into Afghanistan.
While not the preferred method, HDRs, like MREs, can be airdropped en masse, and unlike other products, they can be dropped via the Triad system as individual packets, which flutter to the ground relatively harmlessly.
The CIA likewise financed an enormous number of excellent books that might not otherwise have been published, and even, in one particularly bizarre episode, airdropped translations of TS.
The lightweight howitzer can be transported by Marine Corps MV-22 tilt-rotor aircraft and airdropped by C-130 aircraft.
He underscored that he had documents and photos showing that the US Apache helicopters airdropped foodstuff and weapons for the ISIL.
Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militants have seized at weapons that were supposed to be airdropped by U.
and will include Takis bags airdropped from the Takis helicopter, the grand entrance by contest winner MaryJo Villar, Aerial performance by pilots of the World Wingsuit League, and entertainment by DJ Deorro with sets by Crespo and Landis.
WFP Country Director, Abdou Dieng, said more than 1,000 metric tons of food supply was airdropped in Maban county by planes taking off from Ethiopia's Gambella state between mid-August and 17 September.
Over 2 days in January, three C-17 Globemaster III aircraft airdropped a total of 20,000 gallons of JP8 fuel to the support battalion of Task Force Currahee, 101st Airborne Division, near Forward Operating Base Waza Khwa in the Paktikah province of Afghanistan.
Known as the Airdrop Enhanced Logistics Visibility System, the project combines existing tracker capabilities with automated information and geospatial technologies, providing the exact location of an airdropped container delivery system and its inventory within minutes of the load leaving an aircraft.