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

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But not all the reports of airdrops for Daesh come from Iranian-paid groups.
These airdrops will help support local Iraqis and are a result of careful planning by the taskforce and our coalition partners," Commander of Australia's Joint task Force headquarters in the Middle East major General Craig Orme said.
Four airdrop missions have delivered more than 32 tonnes of humanitarian aid stores including water, tents and blankets to the beleaguered Iraqi civilians who will face harsh winter temperatures in the coming months.
In response to Erdoy-an's criticism, the US State Department said the airdrops were not wrong "at all" and that President Obama has told Erdoy-an that it is "essential to resupply the fighters in Kobani who are in a desperate situation.
It was thought the airdrops would almost certainly anger the Turkish government, which has said it would oppose any US arms transfers to the Kurdish rebels in Syria.
officials speaking on a conference call with reporters late Sunday declined to characterize Turkey's reaction to the airdrops.
US Central Command announced the weapons delivery on Sunday, saying it carried out "multiple" successful airdrops of supplies, including small arms, provided by Kurdish authorities in Iraq.
The airdrops that contained weapons, ammunition and medical supplies were delivered by a US Air Force C-130 aircraft to the Kurdish authorities in Iraq and "intended to enable continued resistance against ISIL's attempt to overtake Kobane.
In addition, the system will be miniaturized so it can sit comfortably in an A-22 aerial delivery container--the standard for military airdrops, company officials said.
AN RAF transport aircraft has transport aircraft has R made the rst airdrop of British humanitarian aid to refugees eeing Islamist militants in Iraq, the Government has conrmed.
The New York Times reported that Obama was considering airstrikes or humanitarian airdrops.
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.
Ramps Up Airdrops to Forces in Afghanistan," Wall Street Journal, 22 April 2011, http://online.
In theater right now, they've been doubling airdrops every year," said Rich Benney, division leader, Aerial Delivery Equipment and Systems Division.