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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
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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.