Supplies Being Dropped by a Cargo Plane

Satellite navigation is now an essential part of nearly all U.S. military operations, such as this 2007 aerial resupply flight over Afghanistan.

Caption:
Staff Sgt. Derek Howard, 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, watches cargo bundles delivered by the Joint Precision Air Drop System (JPADS) to a drop zone in Afghanistan.
Type: Photograph
Image Date: 2007
Image Taken: Over Afghanistan
Credit: U.S. Air Force
Origin: United States Air Force
Creator: Capt. Teresa Sullivan
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Staff Sgt. Derek Howard, 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, watches cargo bundles delivered by the Joint Precision Air Drop System (JPADS) to a drop zone in Afghanistan.