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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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Airdropping from lower altitudes significantly increases delivery accuracy, which permits the use of much smaller DZs and reduces load dispersion at DZs.
With the Pentagon asking Congress For additional funding for the Research and development of counter-IED Technology, airdropping supplies and keeping vehicles off the road seems to be one certain way to minimize the threat from roadside bombs, he said.
In 1997, based upon a company loadmaster's idea, Boeing made a proposal to use the logistics rails for airdropping heavy equipment platforms.
Military aircraft on Sunday began airdropping more than 120 million paper birds in the three southernmost Muslim-dominant provinces in a bid to promote peace in the restive region.
agency began airdropping supplies to an estimated 700,000 people.
military's efforts to assess and optimize parachute-rigging designs for the airdropping of large cargo pallets.
As orders are received, the blimp deploys the smaller UAVs, which then fly over their customers airdropping supplies.