The Tactical Autonomous Robotic Defense System[1] was an Acheron Security project.[2]

Operational HistoryEdit

The TARDS was one of Acheron Security's earliest attempts at creating autonomous drones.[2] TARDS was tested in Industrial Zone 08 of Chicago on Earth.[1] The project was scrapped because augmented soldiers started becoming more commonplace in the UNSC.[2]


  • Several TARDS can be seen in the Halo 2 map Foundation. "Abandon in Place" is written on them.



  1. 1.0 1.1 Halo 2 - Description: Foundation
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Halo Waypoint: Universe - Locations - Earth