The TARDS was one of Acheron Security's earliest attempts at creating autonomous drones. TARDS was tested in Industrial Zone 08 of Chicago, on the planet of Earth. With augmented soldiers becoming more commonplace in the UNSC, the project was scrapped.
- The systems can be seen in the level Foundation. You can see "Abandon in Place " written on them, hinting that it was a failed project.
- The acronym TARDS is an possible joke by Bungie, as it could refer to the "TARDIS" from Doctor Who. It also sounds like an abbreviation of "retards".
- Halo 2 (First appearance)