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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 routine experiences of our combatant commanders and forces demonstrated that the Army required a much simpler and far-less-costly aerial resupply capability than that offered by expensive and complex precision high-altitude airdrop systems like the Joint Precision Airdrop System (JPADS).
The payload-independent functionality of JPADS and PEGASYS-M may influence the number of C-17s required if they allow for higher density airdrops. Higher density airdrop means the platform or container used can hold more equipment or cargo.
Prois said the airdrops violated basic tenets of humanitarian aid, including the need for neutrality and impartiality.
Airmen supporting the Enduring Freedom humanitarian airdrop mission delivered twice the number of meals -- about 70,000 -- to Afghan refugees and made military airlift history during a mission in October.
In response to Bush's announcement of the aid program, the Defense Department plans to airdrop relief supplies into Afghanistan.
And with all these aircraft traveling it simply makes it impossible to do the airdrops effectively."
The announcement also said that to celebrate the launch of LINK trading, Bitbox will hold several airdrop events.
In complete darkness and with temperatures below minus 30 degrees, Australia has successfully undertaken its first midwinter airdrop to Casey research station in Antarctica.
"Deir- ez-Zor, airdrops: World Food Programme has been able to succeed with 3 airdrops, 3 airdrops in succession and the last one today.
The airdrops carried out by the World Food Program are considered less efficient than land deliveries, but O'Brien argued that there were "benefits to this approach as a last resort."
The New York Times reported that Obama was considering airstrikes or humanitarian airdrops. Earnest said the U.S.
Marial's remarks comes in the wake of earlier reports that the South Sudan army (SPLA) and UN peacekeepers witnessed about eight airdrops from an aircraft in Likuangole village of South Sudan's Jonglei state.