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Verb1.air-drop - drop (an object) from the airair-drop - drop (an object) from the air; unload from a plane or helicopter
unload, drop off, put down, set down, discharge, drop - leave or unload; "unload the cargo"; "drop off the passengers at the hotel"
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Russian coordinated weapons air-drop operations would enable ground forces to hit its positions in the Raqqa and Hassakeh countryside and Deir al-Zor city, which, when coupled with airstrikes, would force it to change its defensive tactics.
Summary: If Al Assad blocks aid, the world should sidestep his authority and air-drop assistance in affected areas
There was no immediate con-firmation by Kurdish officials of the air-drop or what weapons it included.
According to PolyOne, its high impact Geon formulation increased durability of the M-100 water purification system to facilitate air-drop deliveries into remote areas in distress or recovering from natural disasters, meeting NSF potable water, UV and chemical resistance requirements.
PUERTO PRINCESA CITY -- The Philippine Navy announced on Friday it will send an aircraft to Ayungin Shoal in the disputed Spratlys before Christmas to air-drop gifts and donations pooled by volunteer groups for soldiers stationed on a shipwreck to guard territory claimed by the Philippines.
Dr Ali M Al Dhaheri, CEO, said: "The civilian version of the UAV can carry up to 18 air-drop containers for search and rescue survival equipment.
The president also referred to the air-drop of 37,500 kits of food and medicine, and said: "This is an important part of our war, already under way, that is being conducted on many fronts.
World Food Program (WFP) said Wednesday it is preparing to air-drop emergency food into violence-racked East Timor.
Erdoy-an had previously called the move to air-drop aid to the PYD "unacceptable," saying he had warned US President Barack Obama about the terrorist nature of the PYD; however, US officials have said the PYD is not considered a terrorist organization under US law.
A Navy Nomad aircraft managed, however, to air-drop food and medical supplies successfully to the distressed fishing boat, named 3 Sisters 2013, Tindog said.
Make sure you inspect the M-GATOR after an air-drop operation.
A first relief mission left Darwin, Australia, early Thursday to air-drop food and water to refugees sheltering in the mountains of East Timor.