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delivery of supplies or equipment or personnel by dropping them by parachute from an aircraft

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On Monday, a commander in Kobani, Abu Hasan, said that "spirits and morale were high,'' after the airdrops, which United States officials said included 27 bundles from Iraqi Kurdish authorities and contained medical supplies, ammunition and weapons.
These airdrops were conducted in support of Operation 'Inherent Resolve' which aims to "degrade and defeat the terrorist group ISIL and the threat they pose to the region and the wider international community," CENTCOM noted in the release.
It could be 20 to 30 minutes before they actually go back around and do the real airdrop of the cargo after they've dropped the sensors," he said.
The airdrops, which officials said were made in 27 bundles, came after Islamic State fighters reportedly took heavy losses on Sunday from continued air strikes conducted by US-led coalition forces.
Prime Minister David Cameron and US President Barack Obama discussed the airdrops in a phone call yesterday, but admitted that a "long term solution" would be needed to quell the IS advance.
Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has awarded Lockheed Martin[NYSE: LMT] a contract to adapt its WindTracer wind measurement system to help C-130 and C-17 aircrews make safer, faster and more accurate airdrops of essential supplies to U.
No one was "pushing" on that forklift at any point during the airdrop.
Smartly redesigning the global en route infrastructure, exploiting airdrop, and developing new ways to deliver to the point of need will significantly expand our strategic mobility access.
The elegant Airdrop irrigation system developed by Edward Linacre is a low-cost, self-powered solution to growing crops in arid regions and may at last crack the problem of drought-affected agricultural land, the Herald Sun reported.
The updates offer protection against wireless threats and vulnerabilities, including Karmetasploit and Apple's new AirDrop feature.
Exceptions to this rule come in the form of good ideas generated by the airdrop professionals at Natick Soldier Systems Center in Massachusetts, whose best answers to tough questions normally float gently to earth.
Colonel Ord is a pilot with the 815th AS who led the crew making the 41st airdrop.
BABEL / Aswat al-Iraq: Seven wanted persons were arrested in an airdrop mission by a military force north and west of al-Hilla city on Sunday, according to a local police spokesman.
What's worse, even the Central Reserve Police Force's ( CRPF's) attempts to train its Special Action Force ( SAF, which was earlier CoBRA) in helicopter airdrop operations have run into logistical turbulence.