Air Drops or Care Packages are random equipment drops that come randomly timed during matches from passing C-130s which may contain ammunition, weapons, or equipment. The plane's engines can be heard well before it drops off a crate, giving players plenty of notice on arrival. A visible flashing white light on the crate itself improving its visibility. Once it hits the ground, a red smoke flare will be activated, signaling to anyone within its line of sight that it is ready to be opened. A looted Care package does not give away smoke.