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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.
US Bunkers develops steel reinforced concrete bunkers that include the company's proprietary mix of polymer fibres, which keep the weight down to between 13 and 15 tonnes--light enough to be airlifted by a Chinook or ten-packed into a C-5 Galaxy and airdropped with an accuracy of [+ or -] 30.
In the first few days, crews airdropped more than 140,000 of the meals to Afghan refugees.
On their first humanitarian aid missions in Afghanistan, two C-17's airdropped 37,500 food packets to displaced civilians.
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.
While inspecting the distribution process, Governor of Deir Ezzor Mohammad Ibrahim Samra said the new food baskets which have been airdropped recently are currently being provided to the families, and each family receives a package weighting 24kg that contains rice, burgle, and lentil.
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.
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.