Like ODST SOEIVs, M2859 pods are deployed from special bays on a ship. When the target delivery point is under solid cover or indoors, the pods are teleported down. The outer casing of the pod separates from the pod upon arrival to allow personnel access to its contents. The base of the pod detonates shortly after the contents of the pod are retrieved.
- The ordnance pods aboard UNSC Infinity are able to be deployed by the ship's artificial intelligence, Roland.