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paradrop

The delivery by parachute of personnel or cargo from an aircraft in flight.
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The aircraft can hold up to 40 personnel with seats, or more on the floor for paradrops.
What happened was we had to bring the materials in by paradrop, the U.
However, the high risk of operating expensive fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft at forward sites is obliging defence staffs to consider expanding the use of GPS-guided paradrops and cargo drones (as discussed in Armada 6/2007).
It may be noted that Field Aviation of Toronto has recently developed a 127 x 152-cm cargo door for the Bombardier Dash 8, with an airflow deflector to facilitate paradrops.
European developments in the guided paradrop field include the EADS Defence Electronics SLG-Sys or Parafinder/Paralander.