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

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He said the issues that forced the agency to temporarily suspend these operations were resolved and WFP had airdrops of much needed food in a couple of locations.
Airdrops were "the most expensive, the most complicated, the most dangerous option," he added.
Airdrops are always a last resort, as land access is easier and the most cost-effective way of delivering food, the agency said.
United Nations aid chief Stephen O'Brien said Wednesday that the UN carried out its first airdrop of humanitarian aid to Deir Ezzor, delivering 21 tons of supplies to civilians living under siege, Reuters reported.
International organisations likely have cover for airdrops under UN Security Council Resolution 2165, which says "UN humanitarian agencies and their implementing partners are authorised to use routes across conflict lines" for aid delivery, with notification to the Syrian authorities.
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.
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.
President Barack Obama spoke with Erdogan on Saturday, and notified him of the decision to conduct the airdrops, U.
Summary: Airdrops to Kurdish fighters defending Kobane represent escalation in Washington's efforts to support Syria opposition forces against IS jihadists.
WASHINGTON, Oct 20 (KUNA) -- US military forces conducted multiple airdrops late Sunday in the vicinity of Kobane to re-supply Kurdish forces on the ground defending the city against ISIL, said Headquarters of United States Central Command (CENTCOM) in a press release.
A new system under development by Lockheed Martin could increase the precision of airdrops and cut down the time required to perform resupply missions.
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.
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.